Unfortunately, this week didn’t go exactly as planned. Although the week started off great, by Thursday evening I was completely exhausted and could feel a cold coming on. You know, that tickle in the back of your throat that is usually the tell tale sign that you’re getting sick? That’s what I had Thursday evening, so I opted to take an unplanned rest day, hoping that I would be able to rest off whatever bug I was starting to get. Unfortunately, by Friday morning I felt worse, and sadly wasn’t in a position to be able to take a sick day from work. By the time I got home from school on Friday, I felt absolutely miserable and the couch became my best friend. I spent the weekend coughing, sneezing, and just generally feeling miserable. There’s a number of things that I’m sure contributed to me getting sick, particularly our whirlwind trip to Illinois last weekend and stress at school due to AP and state exams.
Needless to say, I haven’t worked out since Wednesday evening. Fortunately, I’m only two weeks into my half marathon training, and my planned long run for this past weekend was only five miles, so I’m not terribly behind on my mileage. I did just run a 10k three weeks ago, so I know that my body hasn’t completely forgotten what its like to run more than 3.5 miles. But I’m definitely eager to be feeling better and to be up and moving again!
This is part of why I like following an 18 week half marathon training plan. It leaves me with some wiggle room in cases like this past week where I get sick and need to slightly readjust my training plans. I don’t see this past week as being a set back in my training, and when I’m finally better I’ll slowly ramp up the miles again!
Mon 5/11 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.57 mile cool down walk, chest, back, arms, abs
Tues 5/12 – 1.84 mile walk around the neighborhood with Riley
Wed 5/13 – 3.51 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.24 mile cool down walk
Thurs 5/14 – Rest day
Fri 5/15 – Rest day
Sat 5/16 – Rest day
Sun 5/17 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 9.26 miles (1.54 miles less than week 1)
Total RnRVB Training Mileage – 20.06 miles
QOTD: Do you have trouble sitting still and taking extra rest days when you are sick?