After recapping with my coach about the weekend, he made the call to stop training especially until my body adjusts to the medication. At first, I felt like I was sucker punched when I had read that I was to stop training but knew after letting it sit that Jeff was making the right call. The problem being is the heart can be very much in danger if the medication level is not right. Running hard puts me at risk for heart issues until my medication is exactly right. This process is a trial and error of finding the medication level & combinations that are right for my body. Too much medication can cause just as many issues as too little and it will take time for them to get me to the perfect level. So while I will not stop running, I will no longer be doing workouts and targeting races. This was a hard pill to swallow but the bright side is we are going to use this a traditional base building period and work to build my mileage up which will set me to get in great shape quick when my hormone level is balanced.
I am excited to see how high I can build the mileage in the coming months :-)
I have to know and quote my older sister when she comforted me with - All things work together for the good.
Sometime what we see as a setback or obstacle are just preparing the way to receive greater gifts.
Week in Review
I took a day off mainly cause I was very tired and my legs felt thrashed mid-week plus I thought if I were a bit more rested than I might run well on the Saturday Half.
Monday 8 easy
Tuesday 10 easy
Wednesday 12 easy
Friday 6 easy + Strides
Saturday 20 - 13 miles @ 7:50(Half)
Sunday 10 recovery
Total 66 miles