Over the past few days I've been a stuffy, sneezing, and coughing machine. I tried to let myself rest. I didn't run Saturday and Sunday but had to work all night. Monday I had a REAL rest day. And by that I mean nothing. I didn't even leave my house in hopes that I'd be fully recovered.
Yesterday I was finally able to get back in the swing of things after being sick. My throat felt fine and my head was less stuffy. I ran 3 miles at 8:37 average pace. Today my training calendar had me scheduled for my first tempo run. Over the next couple months before the marathon, I will be doing tempo and speed work each week and I'm so excited! Anyway, I warmed up for 2 miles and then kicked it into gear for 3 miles at approximately 8:08 min/mile. I grabbed some water and then took it easy for the last 3 miles to cool down. My overall pace was 8:46. I probably should have ran a little easier on my warm up/cool down miles but I was feeling good! Running 8 miles like this was a fun change!
How is your running going? Do you do much speed/tempo during training?