I was hoping by this time to be writing a post about how my Cleveland half marathon challenge training is going. I’m in week four of training, so I should’ve done a few days days, a speed day and a long run. Did this week include any of that? Not really.
Here’s a look at this week’s runs:
Sunday: 5.68 miles
Monday: 4.63 miles
Tuesday: 3 miles
Saturday: 4.51 miles
Sunday was my first day out for a run in a week. I had the flu the week prior, which kept me stuck in bed with a fever for several days. And after the flu, I had a cough. Well, it didn’t get much better. Sunday’s run, while it was nice to be outside, hurt. There was lots of stopping and coughing. The only good thing? I was able to get up a lot of phlegm (TMI?).
Monday, I figured I’d try again. I was having coughing spells and pain in my chest while trying to run. So, some miles were walking and some were jogging. I made it 4.64 miles.
Tuesday’s run didn’t happen. I ended up mostly walking, due to nonstop coughing and pressure in my chest when trying to move too quickly. It turned into a mostly 3 mile walk.
The rest of the week, I took it easy. Slept in (waking up at 6:30 vs. 4:45 was amazing!) and tried to recover.
Finally, Saturday, I went out again. I did 4.51 miles outdoors with only a little coughing! Does this mean I’m healed? Not yet. And am I so far behind in my training? Yup. But I’m glad I was out there again!
Some questions for you:
- Have you had the flu? How long did it take you to recover? And get back running?
- How long do you take off after being sick?