It didn't take long after the last post to start feeling weak and achy all over. Perhaps a bug was coming on. Went to lay down around 3:00pm and next thing I knew it was almost 6:00. My wife fixed me some chicken soup (even though it was my week to cook), and I went to bed early.
I'm feeling much better today, but still a bit tired - no run today. Tough to say whether I'm actually sick or just run down. A review of the log book would suggest that the latter is certainly a possibility. Last Thursday was the tough threshold session, then 10-miles on Friday, killer hill repeats on Saturday, followed by the 14-miler on Sunday. Throw in 2-sessions at the gym durning those 4 days and an additional tough leg lifting session on Monday and now I wonder how I lasted as long as I did w/o feeling lethargic and run down. (especially when I throw in the lack of sleep, no vitamins, and poor nutrition overall . . . not to mention being under-hydrated)
Evidently I had decided it was an OK idea to go lax on taking care of myself while physically pushing myself to the limit at the same time. I guess when things are going well w/ your training it's easy to forget you're not 25yo anymore.
Time to rest up, get the sleep/nutrition/hydration back on track and have at it again in a couple of days.