>Marathon Training: Week 10

>This was a week of rest for me. I was able to put into perspective how much time I spend training… it’s a lot! But this week after work instead of rushing off to the road or the gym, I was able to relax and continue my evening activities. I’ve been trying to drink at least 64 oz of water a day. I’ve been taking an iron supplement in addition to my multivitamin. The caffeine withdrawals haven’t been pretty. I had a horrendous headache last night. Thankfully it was gone when I woke up this morning.

I reluctantly pulled myself out of bed this morning at 5:15 AM to get ready for our run. We’re going by the Runner’s World SmartCoach training, for the long runs, and our run today was only six miles. It was painful, at least for me. Our pace was only 10:54 for a 6.56-mi run, which was the pace we sustained for 16 miles last weekend. It’s crazy thinking this morning, “We’re going for a run that will last only an hour!” My average heart rate was 174 (pretty common for a hard run), and the max was 221. I’m not sure if the 221 was an SVT episode, but I felt ok throughout the run and my HR came down pretty fast after stopping.

I’m going to rest today by taking a shower, drinking some coffee, and taking a nap. The dishes and floor need to be done, as does a load of laundry, but I can get that done sometime today. I also need to go to the store.

My last thought for the morning: the trees are budding!! Spring is almost here.