However, I went to bed too late and did not have enough time in the morning to get a run in. I had then planned to run during my lunch break, but I had a 12:30 conference call pop up on my schedule last minute. We were having guests for Shabbat dinner in the evening, so I needed to be in the house around 4:45pm - so there was no way for me to run in the early evening.
So...there was no run on Friday. Saturday also came and went with no run.
Finally I got to the gym this morning. I wasn't going to do the long run I had planned since I had not run for eight days...this was going to have to be an easy run. I ended up doing 4 miles on the treadmill at 5.2 mph - and 11:30 mile pace. My HR averaged at 145 - nice and controlled so I don't overdo it.
I must say that I'm a bit frustrated about how I'll do at this year's Turkey Chase. Two years ago I ran it in a frustratingly slow at the time 1:02:16 - a 10:02/mile pace. When I looked back at my calendar I noticed that I had just given blood on the Saturday before that race, so I was not back up to my normal aerobic conditioning. Last year I fared better - 1:01:20, a 9:53 pace - but not as well as I would have liked....and no where near my 10K PR of 56:14. I was hoping that this year would be under an hour, but with my recent hiatus from running due to being sick, I doubt that will happen.
I'll still run on Tuesday. Perhaps even another short run tomorrow and then a longer run on Tuesday. But I'm not sure what that will equate to in terms of my time on Thursday morning.
At least I'll have burned off a bunch of calories before I attack a turkey on Thanksgiving Day!