Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ouch That Hurt!

How hard is it to come back to running when you've been sick?!! Monday's run wasn't too bad - probably because it was pretty slow and I had to make a code brown toilet stop and I walked up the hill.

Tuesday's speed session was tougher. 1k reps with only 100m recovery. Seriously?!! Only 100m???? We usually get 200m recovery when we're doing 800m reps but Coach Chris was at his masochistic best. My first two reps were pretty awesome, all things considered. They were 4:34 and 4:38. But it went downhill pretty quickly after that - 4:48, 4:53 and 4:52 - and I pulled out of the last lap due to the fact that I was coughing up a lung and needed to make a dash to the loo.

I took Wednesday off. And then it was hills this morning. And it was favourite session - loops through the centre of the mountain then running down the front to see the city spread before us. Man did it hurt today!! I had nothing. But I didn't walk and I managed 4 loops and I've got to be pleased with that. Next week will be better!!

It had better be better. I was just getting my running mojo back, was feeling strong and people were commenting on how well I was running. And on the strength of my new-found strength I'd gotten excited about choosing some races. I've got the Gold Coast 10k coming up first weekend in July, followed by the Jetty to Jetty 5k and the Park to Park 5k (I did the 10k here last year and no amount of money could induce me to do that hilly double loop again.) Then in early August I'll be toeing the line for the Brisbane 1/2. This was my first ever 1/2 marathon fifteen years ago. Then in September I'll run another half in Sydney as the lead-up to my second (and maybe final) marathon in Melbourne.

That's the plan anyway.


  1. Do you mean final marathon forever? The halves sound fun. I do love that distance.

  2. It will come back, faster than you expect! Glad you're feeling better.

  3. After you've been sick or injured, sometimes you just have to accept what you're able to give. Your attitude it great in knowing next week will be better. Still a great job after being sick!

  4. WOW, well done on your repeats!! 100m? Are you kidding? I would crawl in order to get the most recovery time. :)

  5. Hi Char,
    Yeah, may take a bit to get back to tip top shape. BTW, the package came. I was not home so I will pick up at the post office soon. Thanks.

  6. Char with your work ethic and commitment you'll be back in no time! YOu have such a good base..your body remembers. Just focus on loving yourself and being gently pushing yourself without overdoing it and you'll be there! Final marathon huh?

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sorry it's taken me a bit to get to yours. I have been crazy busy lately.

    Hope you are feeling better soon, it is so hard to get to feeling 100% after you've been sick.

  8. You are getting stronger each day....just remember that!!!

  9. Wow! I'd say well done for coming back from being sick! And you've got some great races coming up, so I hope getting back into your groove goes well.

  10. I reckon you're doing pretty well - you'll be back to your best in no time.

  11. marathon in Melbourne!!!

    Maybe I need to change trip dates?!

  12. Ugh I feel ya, It is so hard to come back. Im still not running as well as I was pre its a billion degrees.
    Sounds like a nice schedule coming up. Last marathon ever? Why?

    Dimity measures a good 6' 4" or so. Wonderful woman.

  13. I hope you are feeling better already. Take it easy, you'll be back in full strength soon. Exciting race lineup for the year!

  14. Look forward to following your blog!

  15. A good plan, step by step longer distances to be ready for the marathon.
    Good luck.
    Glad you are feeling better.


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