The weekend was not great training-wise. I hadn't ran since Tuesday in Hawaii, and I wanted to get out there. However, Friday I ended up going out and seeing a movie and with karate in the morning and working the rest of the day, I ran out of time. Saturday I felt lousy — I was supposed to be at karate at around 7am to practice and then do class 9-10am, but I didn't make it til 8:30. I was up in time, but my stomach/side were so angry at me that I just didn't want to move. After class I was still feeling pretty bad, so I figured I'd rest — read a bit and hopefully a nap — and then go for a run. When I finally woke up at 9:20pm (the phone rang) and I was still not feeling that well, I accepted that there would be no run.
Sunday I ended up making it out. My stomach still wasn't happy, but 2 buddies were going running and so I just went. Track running (since one of them has a bit of a back injury right now) which isn't my favorite when we are doing a bit over 6 miles, but they are faster than I am and so I pushed my pace and managed to stay with them til the last 800m. Mile splits: 10:02, 9:02, 8:52, 8:46, 8:20, 8:16. Total of 6.5 miles in 56:21. Average pace was 8:39, which is much faster than my usual. And I was definitely pleased with the negative splits. I'm annoyed with my stomach though — it was the "I might get to near puking" kind of feeling for most of the run. It's getting to just be that way lately, which is odd since I've always had a stomach of steel.
Monday I worked (after Hawaii I needed to make up some hours) and spent most of the day on the couch (telecommuting but also still feeling gross). I'm really waiting for my side/stomach to feel better. It's not a hernia (the CT scan was clean) and now I'm waiting for ultrasound results. I just want to know what it is and what I can do to get it to go away. It's been about 3 months of on and off now, and seems to be getting somewhat worse. *sigh* I also need another race to train for… when it was IM training, I just ignored my stomach. Lately though I just don't want to deal with it and so haven't been working out as much. At least I got to the office early today so I can leave early and I want to get in a long run — and my roommate will be getting home so that will be good as well 🙂