Minor Setbacks, forging ahead
My training reboot continues, but it wouldn't be my running story if it didn't have multiple setbacks every time I try to do something, right? And of course I've been chugging along too well and for too long to not hit a bump in the road.
And last week, I hit that bump. I ended up with another UTI (like the one that took me out for 5 months in the fall). However, this time (I think, I hope), we got to it faster with the right treatment since I have a doctor who is well aware of my history. I refuse to go to urgent care ever again for a UTI since that's what started this whole mess in the first place.
Anyway, despite the issues, I still managed to get in my miles last week and I ran a race (emphasis on "ran" not "race") in some crazy weather! So while I may have been a bit down last week, I'm not out!
|Tuesday||Run: 3 easy miles at 8:13 pace|
|Wednesday||Run: 3 easy miles at 8:43 pace|
|Thursday||Run: 4 easy miles at 8:50|
|Friday||Off||Saturday||Run: Run Sunset Beach 5K and 1 mile fun run (with B)|
|Sunday||Long run: 7 miles at 9:14 pace|
5 runs/21 miles|
Total workouts: 5
No workout. I've said this before, but I'm definitely okay with missing a Monday. Mondays tend to be really busy for me, so it's a good day to take a rest day.
While I planned to run 6 miles on Tuesday, my body had other ideas. I felt great as far as lungs and legs go, but I had some weird discomfort akin to that months-long infection ordeal from the fall and decided to cut the run short and make a doctor appointment just to be safe.
That said, this was a great run. I was flying and had no idea. I clocked 3 miles at an 8:13 pace in 78 degrees and 100% humidity and it felt much easier than I'd expect from that pace. I suppose my speed is coming back. Maybe that runner will show up to a race someday.
I also skipped F45 on Tuesday afternoon because I wasn't feeling great.
Since I cut my run short on Tuesday, I wanted to make up the miles so I got out for an easy 3. I don't have much to say beyond that. It was what it was.
That discomfort from Tuesday came roaring back in the form of a full blown infection on Thursday. Fun. I did still get in a run 4 mile run and it wasn't too bad, although I wasn't feeling wonderful.
It was rainy and stormy, so water day wasn't really happening on Friday. I also had to get some work done before heading out for the day/night to Sunset Beach, NC for the Run Sunset Beach 5K and 1 Miler, so I skipped my Friday workout. Not ideal, but life happens.
Saturday morning we woke up in Sunset Beach to sideways torrential downpours and crazy winds. Just the kind of weather you want for a race, right? And one that is mostly on a bridge, no less! But I ran it (recap and more pictures coming later) and it wasn't too bad.
Like my last race, I only ran it rather than racing it, especially considering the horrendous weather and my health issue. I ended up 3rd (out of 53) in my age group, even though I felt like I was running like a turtle on those hills. I know the weather played a factor in it as well. Looking back over the past few years' results, this year's overall were generally slower (including the top results). I guess I wasn't the only one affected by weather.
After the 5K, we also did the 1-mile fun run, and my little runner boy ran the whole thing! He did not want to stop. And of course, I was so proud of the little guy.
We were back from Sunset Beach and back to the grind. I was feeling okay (maybe the antibiotics are actually working this time?), and ran 7 miles in the humidity. I think I was just as wet with sweat from humidity as I was from rain the day before.
So that's it. Another week of attempting to move forward in spite of setbacks.
How was your week? Have you ever raced in sideways rain and wind?