Monday, February 20, 2017

This Week in Running 2/12 - 2/18

Elko County Courthouse I ran by on Monday

DayMileage / WorkoutComments
Monday4Easy run through the streets of Elko
Saturday2Shake out run
Total miles for the week: 6; YTD: 264.75

Week's Summary

Well, what can I say... this week was a taper week and a week where I was really, really sick.  It started last week on Thursday when I had a tickle of a cough.  Each day it got progressively worse to the point where on Thursday I was seriously questioning whether I could run this weekend's Lost Dutchman Race at all.

I was in Laughlin, Nevada and at that point I knew I had more than a standard cold.  I was coughing like a 3-pack-a-day smoker and anytime I exerted myself I was exhausted and doubled over with coughing.

I did fight through the cold on Monday and ran through the streets of Elko.  Sometimes a short, easy run can help elevate your immune system.  When I was done, I sort of felt like I had done more harm than good. 

Saturday's run was more or less a test run.  If I could run a few miles without a major coughing attack I'd do Sunday's half marathon.  For the most part that went okay, although I got tired fairly easily. 

Luckily, I was good to go for a semi-decent half marathon on Sunday.

But suffice to say I really wanted to run a lot this week.  I was in Reno and Laughlin and I definitely wanted to do some exploratory runs and see the respective cities.  But I am glad I didn't force myself into anything.

I am still recovering but tentatively planning another marathon.  I am trained for it and there are a few on the radar but do I have the time and energy to throw one in?  My yearly tradition of the Sand Hollow marathon comes to mind.... but it is sandwiched between two other halves.  So we'll see what plays out in the coming weeks.

Wishing I could run in Reno, NV

Upcoming Races

02/25: Winter Striders Race Circuit 10K - Ogden UT (Confirmed)
03/04: Legacy Half Marathon - Bountiful, UT (Confirmed)
03/18: Winter Striders Race Circuit 10 Mile - Ogden UT (Confirmed)
03/18: 6 Tunnels Half Marathon - Boulder City, NV (Confirmed)
04/08: Winter Striders Race Circuit Half Marathon - Huntsville, UT (Confirmed)
04/15: Salt Lake City Marathon - Salt Lake City, UT (Confirmed) (2017)
04/29: Winter Striders Race Circuit 30K - Huntsville, UT (Confirmed)
06/24: Utah Midnight Half Marathon - Provo, UT (Confirmed)
07/07: Utah Midnight (Legacy) Half Marathon - Farmington, UT (Confirmed)
11/12: Las Vegas Marathon - Las Vegas, NV (Confirmed)

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