Had a great thanksgiving. The race in Wisconsin wasn't one to write about. It was in the teens and the course was covered with ice. It stormed the night before, we drove in a blizzard to get up there. But I did it anyways and ran the 10K in 43:50. Was my slowest 10K to date, but certainly the coldest. I had gone hard the day before so I wasn't worried about it, I'll get em next time. The next day I went for a recovery run.
On Saturday I felt horrible. I think sticking around in wet clothes the day during the race got me sick (am I'm still sick!). I did about an hour easy on the Computrainer simulating the Wisconsin IM course, then stayed in bed the rest of the day sick. I was supposed to do a longer bike and run, but decided I would try and put that until Sunday. Sunday I did it, I went on the IM Wisconsin course on the CT and went hard hard hard for 60 minutes, then an easy hour, then a 45 run where I did 30 minutes building to a zone 5 pace. Yep after that I was more sick... Hmm I'm wonder when this is going to stop?
So onto Monday, I'm suppose to do another hard run. Now I never do two hard run days in a row, but originally my hard run after the bike was suppose to be Saturday. I was feeling better so I did it anyways. I actually ran great, faster than I did in my 10K race. Then after I went on the vasa later in the evening for dry land swimming, I got sick again. So obviously I see the patter of my body keeps breaking down and I get sick.....
But on Tuesday morning I go to Masters swim anyways (can't miss a workout). I again feel good and have no problems. I know later in the day I have this pukin hard bike ride on the CT. When I get to it I start going at it. Basically I'm working some high wattage in some intervals and I don't think I'm going to make it. It was one the hardest bike sessions I've ever done. The CT has really taught me how to train hard on the bike. I'm already seeing improvements in the wattage I can hold. Man was I happy I did it, but then I got real sick. Not sick sick, but I was just out of it. I loaded up on cold medicine and went to bed as I had a 105 minute run the next day and a recovery swim. But these were an endurance pace zone 1.
I figure every day I wake up and I feel good... why not, you only live the day once. I'm surprised I recover over the night, just to break down again at the end of the day... like an old car that keeps getting fixed. I got the run in but have some stomach issues, swim is fine. But the nose is just running like crazy. Cold medicine at night... just had it.
That's my current dilemma. I figure if I dread working out in the morning I won't do it, but I actually feel good. Its all above the neck, so my philosophy if its above the neck, you can work out just watch it, below the neck forget about it... I'm going to keep this up until Sunday where I'll take the entire day off, but then I have to fly to Boston for a few days for work (sucks!).