My wife made it back to work on Wednesday after having slept pretty all of the previous 96 hours. She was exhausted in the early afternoon and was home by 3:30 then and again today. I fought it off better, but I'm still feeling the effects.
Tuesday I took a big goose egg on the schedule against a 7 miler. When I got home from work I felt like I needed a nap. By the time I felt even remotely like running I decided it was too late.
Yesterday I had an appointment with the trainer (he has a ski weekend planned this weekend so he worked me in mid week). It was supposed to be a speed day, 6 x 800's. There was no way that was going to happen. Instead I ran to the gym, ran a mile on the treadmill at the gym and then ran home after the workout - 5.7 miles in total instead of the 8 that was planned. The trainer made me end the workout with a crazy burn out. 10 pushups using 20 lb dumbells then jump up and do 10 curls with the dumbells, then back to pushups for 9, up for 9 curls, down for 8 pushups, up for 8 curls.....all the way to 1 pushup and 1 curl. Its a lot harder than it sounds. After finishing that the idea of having to run home didn't seem nearly as good as it had when I got there.
Tonight I finally got out for a 6 miler; the same one I did last week. I got the pace down a little bit to 9:15. My legs still fell like lead and I'm just generally lethargic, but I was glad I wasn't asleep at home like my poor wife.
2010 is getting off to a slow start. Maybe it will be like that lion/lamb thing in March and I can expect great things at the end of the year! What do you think?