I have been feeling off for the last couple of days, but more so today. Twice I nearly went home from work but as I knew I was still going to try and do my walk tonight.....I stayed. I am not feeling off enough to say that I am sick but I do feel miserable. Head ache, nausea body aches, hot/cold sweats, slight sore throat, slight drippy nose and just lethargic. If I wake like it tomorrow I think I will just stay home and sleep.
I was to do 10km today with 3 bursts of race pace but to be honest I was not feeling able to do any bursts of speed. I started out and my right hammy was tight and sore which in turn pulled on my piroformus/glute. My first km was pretty slow as I was trying to ease into the walk and not put too much stress on my hamstring. I was hoping it would ease and then I would be able to stretch out more.
I managed a burst at 3km (not that you can tell in my splits) as I reached the start of the walkway to complete 4 km I passed Shane as he had come down to walk and just be out on the path way for me. I turned and zipped past him. I was feeling really drained and was struggling to find any speed at all. I was feeling lightheaded and queasy and did considered stopping at 8km. I kept going on the hope I would feel better. I managed another burst at 7km and again passed Shane as he had turned and was heading back up the walkway. I hit the top for 8km turned and walked back to the 1km mark passing him again. It was so nice to have him out there as its dark and I still dont feel so comfortable being alone on the walkway.
Finally my hamstring has stopped hurting, so I pushed for another burst of speed. I finished the 10km and went back to met up with Shane. Total time was 1:02:43
I have a 5km race on Saturday but I may end up walking with Shane so I will do a 5km speed session in the morning to make up for it.