The week started out so well. I did speedwork, met up with some bloggers, had a triple workout day and then Friday I woke up with a sore throat. I figured it was nothing but as the day went on it got worse. Friday I ended up going to bed at 8pm but was convinced I would be fine by morning and would get my long run in and if I still had a sore throat I was going to go to the Doctor…after my long run. Runners are crazy.
However, when I woke up Saturday morning, I was convinced I had strep and went straight to the doctor. Yes, I skipped my long run. Doctor said I had a fever and cold symptoms but no strep and no flu. I was sent home to rest and take cold medicine. Which I did and thought I’d be fine by Sunday and do my long run then. Woke up Sunday, still sick. I just barely dragged myself to Easter dinner with the family. Couldn’t eat or taste anything but I made it! I had hopes that all the resting I did over the weekend I would be good to go to work Monday morning. Monday morning I woke up and immediately called off. It’s been a crazy and very sick couple of days but I am FINALLY feeling like myself again.
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: Speedwork. 1 mile warm up, 8-800s at 3:18, 3:20, 3:19, 3:21, 3:27, 3:21, 3:23, 3:21. 1 mile CD
Wednesday: Spinning in the morning. Dinner with Cleveland Marathon Bloggers after work!
Thursday: 3 mile run in the morning. 3 mile run after work (at a sub 7:30 pace oops). Spinning Class at Psycle.
Friday: Rest day/the start of deathly sickness
Total Mileage: 14 miles
The best part of my training this week was that I did 8-800s and I did them all at or around 3:20. That was my goal to keep them there and not go too fast. It was hard to not go too fast for the first couple but by the end, holding the 3:20s was a little easier.
I missed my long run so I am moving it to Thursday and then starting a mini taper for the Athens Half marathon.
What do you do when you are sick and can’t run? Make up runs at a later time? I usually try to run through sickness. However, this one left me barely able to get up.