Marathon Training Day #52: Headache


So the plan was to tackle 12k on Wednesday night after work. But it didn’t happen. I haven’t been feeling 100% since Canada Reads ended. I blame the lack of sleep, lack of proper food, high levels of stress. But it wasn’t a “cancel your life so you can sleep” kind of feeling so I moved forward.

Then I ran 22k on Monday. When that run ended, I developed a headache. Again, it wasn’t overwhelming, just nagging. But when I got home from work on Wednesday and I was still tired from the week before and still sore from Monday and my head still hurt, I made a decision. I went to bed at 7:30 instead of going out an running 12k. Had it been less than 10, I could have done it. But there’s something about 10+ numbers that make everything seem harder.

I think sleep was the right call. It’s now Thursday morning. I don’t feel 100% yet, but the headache is better and I’m not (as) tired. I have to shuffle some life plans around to get the speedwork in this weekend, but I can do it. I want to be completely healthy and back on track next week. I want my life to get back to normal.



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