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Last week was not one of our better weeks. With my daughter still working hard to feel better after a bout of pneumonia earlier in January our week had us at the Doctor twice this week as the lingering low grade temperature and general feelings of being unwell continued to hold on. We kept a journal of symptoms and temperatures this week to see if anything abnormal stuck out. Thankfully there is nothing remarkable about her labs and a clear chest x-ray indicates that the pneumonia is gone from her lungs. Every morning we wake up though and hope to have her bounce out of bed ready to start the day with energy and a smile. We will keep waiting. If symptoms still persist in two weeks then another doctor visit will be in order to do a little further investigating.
In addition to Organic Runner Girl still feeling unwell, the invisible shield of good health that my kids tell me keeps me healthy disappeared for a bit. I had a horrible migraine early in the week probably due to something I ate and then later in the week I succumbed to the stomach bug that’s been going around. Thankfully my version of the tummy bug was not as bad as for some and just required two days of extra sleep and time horizontal to allow the dizziness and stomach pain to dissipate.
Despite the health woes over here my Boston Marathon training is rolling along and even though I had to miss a few workouts I am feeling good about my training at this point. Last week was a step back week as well so I didn’t have to worry about missing any high mileage runs.
Boston Marathon Training Update #5
Here’s a peek at my Boston Marathon training from last week.
- 1/30-Recovery Day
- 1/31-2225 yds steady state swim., 1:00 Bootcamp 4×2:00 at each station.
- 1/1-Down and out with the stomach bug
- 1/2-Stomach Bug Day 2
- 1/3-Recovery Bike, 1 hour easy spin,
- 1/4-Endurance Run: 9.18 Miles, Super duper hilly!
- 1/5-4.25 Mile Base Run on the treadmill
Running gear I am loving on the run.
For my runs I am currently loving my lastest pair of Hoka One One Challenger ATR. This pair of Challengers seems to be a bit narrower than previous models which is great for my super narrow foot. The tread has been awesome too since the road conditions have been super slick this winter. They provide plenty of traction for running on snow/sand covered roads and on trails too. I will have a more full review of this shoe up on the blog soon! As I get closer to the marathon I plan to add either a new pair of the Hoka One One Clayton’s (worn for the NYC Marathon) or the Hoka One One Clifton (worn for the Boston Marathon 2016) because I won’t be needing an All Terrain Shoe for the roads of Boston and I loved both of these models for the marathons that I did last year.
The Hydration Pack
I am still in love with my Nathan Women’s Zeal Hydration Pack. This pack carries a full 2L of water and in the hydration bladder and also has a SpeedDraw 18 oz Flask where I can carry my Skratch Labs Hydration Mix. This pack is women specific and fits extremely well with a lot of adjustability. It has several pockets including a tiny one for carrying slat tabs if needed, and pockets to hold fuel and your hat and gloves if you get hot, plus straps to strap on layers that you shed as you get warm. I also love the bright pink of the straps and reflective design elements as this makes you much more visible especially when running on snowy roadways. One of the great features that I recently noticed is that the pack even has a little safety whistle!
How was your training last week? Any big races coming up? What is some of your favorite gear that you are currently loving?