We managed to work out in between that the cause of all the sickness in camp was an American kid who had a vom bug and insisted on sitting down with everyone at various times to tell us how bad he was feeling. We had all forgotten about it until yesterday. If I get my hands on him............
After 2 days of nothing I managed a slow 8km and 18km double yesterday, and 10km this morning - can still feel the bug in my legs though as I feel like I'm dragging two dead lumps around. The other issue is that yesterday am I landed heavily on a sharp stone and have a huge bruise on the sole of my foot, right behind the head of my middle toe, so each step is a little painful at the moment........... Sod's Law!
Anyway, at least I'm not being sick, so that's something!
Nice session CW!
And very impressive PP. I'm with Padams. 5:3x for sure. All aboard the train? Still just over 4 weeks to go too.
Nice on the weight loss Wardi. Ironically I reckon I'm the heaviest I've been in the last fortnight, but I know it's just the bloating, so once that clears I'll hopefully be nudging under 60kg
Lev_ - impressive stuff! Right now I wouldn't be able to run sub-3:25, never mind sub-2:25 (see below!).
Quality stuff PP.
Wardi - it has been good, but could have been so much better. I overdone it the first week and had a tumble, spent the 2nd week rectifying that, both of which meant I never made the fartlek sessions, and now I won't make tomorrow's either. On the plus side though it has allowed me to regain some condition and make up for the months of woeful/haphazard training. Overall though I'm not cut out to be a full-time athlete. I've learned a lot that I'll carry with me, but I'm ready to come back to reality now
Nice alternating miles Padams.
So I've not run since Monday. 5 or 6 of us have come down with the same bug, though I suspect it's food poisoning and not a standard GI bug. Most of the rest think the same, but it's obviously hard to prove either way. With rainy season not being particularly rainy though it is apparently possible that the water used to wash food might be contaminated............ Either way, I woke up Monday night vomiting, couldn't eat until 3:30 in the afternoon, and, in total, since then I've had one a grand total of 4 slices of bread, 5 (very) mini rolls and a small bowl of porridge. I'm not convinced I'll manage dinner this evening either.
Hopefully I'll manage some form of running tomorrow, even if it's only a short gentle jog........
Padams - funnily enough that's something I've addressed in this week's blog. From where I was 5 weeks ago I would be honestly delighted with a pb of any description. Florence sounds like it was a fun time; it's on my list to visit!
Sounds like you still got a good workout DS2; well done!
And a nice long run PJF.
Another solid week in the bag here. 157km, which included a nice bit of quality across the week - 8km of reps, but split across track and road on Tuesday/Wednesday (convoluted reason for that) totalling 26:36, the famous Kenyan fartlek (somewhere between 200-250 runners doing a 20 x 1min jog/2min fast session on hilly dirt roads - absolutely amazing), a 4km+ progressive uphill tempo (3:51), a 5km track tempo (17:51) and topped off with a 38km long run (32km easy, and stretched the legs a little for the uphill last 6km (4:09)).
Given that it was only 5 weeks ago I started training properly (last 9 months were woeful for various reasons), and 3 weeks ago coming out here I was 63.6kg (pb race weight was 59kg) I'm very pleased with progress.
I've averaged 155.5km for the last 5 weeks and I suspect I'm nudging under 60kg (will have a weigh-in tomorrow to check), so am now expecting a pb, which, frankly, seemed untenable 5 weeks ago, and tentatively thinking that somewhere under 2:25 might be viable if the next 5 weeks go well!