More Base Building with a Few Obstacles
The main focus for TB 3 of 5 is to steadily increase weekly mileage, as it’s another base training phase, and avoiding over-training and injury. I began at the same weekly mileage that I had completed my last week of the prior training block, which was 60 miles. What I had not planned for was getting sick, but looking back it was eventually going to happen as I was demanding more from my body and not allowing enough rest. I first noticed something the morning after a massage when I got maybe 5-6 hours of sleep, and then went for a 7 mile run. It was a rest week and instead of actually resting and getting enough sleep, I worked more hours and stayed up late several nights. The day of the massage I did not drink enough fluids and so I think the toxins released during the massage just stayed in my body, and then the following morning’s run just made me more dehydrated.