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??