Training, Nov. 9 - Nov. 15

Monday:  7 AM - 9 easy
7 PM - 10 quality - Myrtle core, abs, hamstring curls - Finished the last 2 miles pretty hard.
Total - 19


Tuesday:  7 AM - 9 easy
5 PM - 13 quality - Myrtle core, abs, hamstring curls - This turned into a nice progression run. 
Total - 22

Wednesday:  7 AM - 5 easy - Real easy run, felt like death.  8:30 or 9 min pace.  I really don't think it's the miles though...it's the fact that I have a crazy week at school and am only getting 6 or 7 hours of sleep a night.  That little rest and 150 mpw don't mesh very well.  I was afraid the training was gonna suffer a bit this week, and it looks like it will a bit, but I'll do what I can with it.
Total - 5

Thursday:  So it turns out I've gotten sick.  No run today, as I'm still in class all day and just out of energy completely.

Friday:  Off - sick.

Saturday:  5 PM - 8 easy - Legs felt fine, rested.  My breathing was a little constricted.  The sore throat I had is gone, and the energy level is returning, but I've still got a cough and am stuffed up.
Total - 8

Sunday:  3 PM - 9 easy - abs, hamstring curls - Pretty much felt the same as yesterday.  I've still got symptoms, but I think I'm better enough now that I can get back to normal mileage, as long as I keep the runs easy until I'm 100% better.
Total - 9

Summary:  63 miles, 2x core, 3x abs, 3x hamstring curls.

Not a good week obviously, but it happens.  Between the heavy miles, and a rough class schedule this week (i.e. not enough sleep), my immune system had just had enough.  I remember seeing a Peter Snell interview where he talked about getting sick during the high mileage base phase.  He thought of it as a good thing--the body's way of letting you know it needed a little break and a chance to absorb the training.  Hopefully I'm over this now though and will be back to a normal week next week.

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