There’s something about daylong meetings spent in airless conference rooms that causes me to experience pounding headaches. Tuesday’s meeting was intense. I lead an industry group that focuses on some fairly technical subject matter. After the sixth hour of intense debates and discussions, it became exhausting. A different meeting followed on Wednesday, and by 10:00 AM I knew I’d be in for a rough day.
I went to bed last night hoping I’d wake up feeling better. I set my running clothes up for a morning workout, but the need for additional rest and the slight presence of a headache dissuaded me from getting on the treadmill. I think it was a good decision. This is the second or third week in a row where I took Thursday as an additional rest day, but in every case I felt the rest was justified.
The difference between running five days a week versus six isn’t great, but it does put me a little behind against my weekly mileage target. So far, I’ve managed to make up for the loss of weekday miles on weekends. In a way, it has motivated me to extend my weekend long runs a little further than normal. I’ve been looking to build my base back up and that’s a way to do it. I just wish the process to get there this week wasn’t so painful.
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I hope you're feeling better!
Thanks – feeling much better. TGIF!