I can easily sum up last week for you in two words: The Flu.
Total Miles for Week 5 of Training: 0
I got knocked on my butt, hard core, last week. Monday was fine: I worked, went to school, took my test; then BOOM: Tuesday woke up feeling like a truck had run over me in the middle of the night.
I even got sent home halfway through work. I missed two days of school (rare for me) and called into work one of the days as well. You guys, I RARELY call in. It was awful. I attempted to go back to work Thursday, but got sent home again. I did end up at school that day, but only because I had a homework assignment to turn in.
I progressively felt better as the week went on, but that’s not saying much.
I did go for a small hike on Saturday with my dog, just to get fresh air. I think it helped a little, and it was relaxing to get out with my doggie. I needed the time to sort through thoughts in my head and Colorado is good for that any time of the year:
The flu hit me hard (I’m pretty sure I told somebody I was turning into a zombie) and still isn’t completely gone, but I’m ready to get back to training this week…I hope!
I do have a question for you all. I missed a 12 mile run do to this strain of flu. This week, my long run is a step down to 9 miles, then up to 14 the following week (Hal Higdon’s Novice 2 plan). Should I run the 12 miles I missed or just stick to the normal plan of 9 miles and then step up to the 14??
7 thoughts on “Tuesday Newsday – 2/26 – The Flu Edition”
I recommend just skipping the run. Stay on schedule otherwise. If you try to add in the miles lost you will be over-doing it this week. I hope you’re feeling better!
Personally, I would probably stick the plan. When I miss a day, I just keep on going to matter the mileage. Sometimes that sucks though. Haha I haven’t really missed a long run yet, though. Maybe instead of 9, bump it up to 10 or 11. Some variation of that. A few miles to balance out for the missed 12. I hope you get to feeling better. I never like to miss a run, especially when there is nothing you can do about it. Good luck!
oh man, i hope you continue to feel better!! eek. as for the run – i would take it easy and see how you feel on the day of it. good luck!
thanks, I’m at like 98% better. lol just a nagging cough that wont go away!
Booo for the Flu!!! I would stick to the plan. If it’s mentally bothering you (not doing 12), then maybe go for 10. But really, do what feels right for you right now.
that sounds like a good idea
Oh no, hope you are feeling better by now!!