Monday, April 04, 2016

Lack Of Training Week

The last week and  half has been awful, my son and I were both sick together, and recovering has been long!  Looking in my calendar, I was supposed to have run 30 miles, but I was sick and didn't run at all. The Marathon is 3 weeks away and I'm starting to get nervous.

Normally on my resting days, I make it my plan to get up and complete by 10,000 steps, or more. So on average on my rest days, I end up with 11K to 12K steps. But since Friday March 25th, I have not even come close to 10K steps in one day. This virus not only had me coughing uncontrollably, but the fevers left me feeling weak, tired, lightheaded, dizzy and with little to no appetite. I thought that the dizzy and weak were more from the not eating than from being sick, but I've been eating solids since Wednesday, and still get dizzy from time to time. UGH!



On the bright side, I wore 3 of my long sleeve race shirts as PJs.... or as laying in bed all day because I'm sick shirts. I was too sick to do laundry!

I had hoped to have enough energy to run 6 miles on Sunday, but when I got back from my parent's, I was very tired and could barely stand for more than 5 minutes. So I figured another day to recover would be better for me, than forcing my body to move for 6 miles. I felt so defeated.



But today, counting down to the marathon, I've come to realize that getting organized with my foods, my training is the only way to kick all the training back into schedule. So no more sulking, no more being sick, just running and being awesome. I'm going to kick the rest of this virus off me!

Here is the tentative plan to get back to running, slowly at first, but then head on!

Monday April 4- 1 hour of zumba, 3 miles run

Thursday April 7- 5 easy miles

Friday April 8- 5 miles/ hill training

Saturday April 9- 1 hour of zumba, 30 minutes weight.

Sunday April 10- 23 miles- I hope that in this week I will be back full on schedule, and this 23 miles will be the last long run before the Marathon, but being me, I have to have a back up plan, And if 23 miles don't happen on April 10th, then April 15 will be my make up.

14 comments:

  1. Sorry you've been under the weather. Hopefully you'll get yourself back in action soon. It's good that you have a back up plan!

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  2. Ugh! So sorry you were sick. I think my daughter and I had exactly that same bug. High fever and total loss of appetite. Hope you're up and feeling back to normal soon!

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  3. So sorry you have been sick. Not fun. At least it is well in advance of your race, and not the week of ! Good luck on your long run next weekend !

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  4. Just keep reminding yourself about all that great work you did prior to getting sick. You'll be fine for the marathon! I ran my 2d fastest half marathon ever 6 weeks after I ran a marathon, with only one 10 miler during that whole time. All that fitness was right there, waiting for me.

    You got this.

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  5. Hope you feel better soon! You got in a great week of workouts prior to becoming under the weather.

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  6. Ugh, the illness sounds awful :( I hope it's gone soon. It sounds like you've got a great work out plan for the week but take it easy on yourself if you're still sick enough that you have a fever or trouble breathing.

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  7. Thank you ladies from Fairtales and Fitness! your kind words are appreciated!

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  8. Thank you Marcia! Yes, your daughter and I probably have the same bug, our doctors said it was going around. Lots of fluids and Ibuprofen were our remedy! I hope you feel better soon!

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  9. Thank you Karen! and congratulations on your marathon! I'm hoping that now that I got being sick out of the way, the rest of the training will align and by the end of the month I can join you on being a marathon finisher!

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  10. Thank you Wendy! This means a lot coming from you! Ms. Runner extraordinaire! I will keep in mind that I've done the training and put in the hard work! Will be thinking of your marathon too!

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  11. Thank you Kathryn! Up and walking now, which is a huge improvement from last week!

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  12. Thank you Chaitali! Trying to remember to take it easy, last night at zumba, I was sure my lungs hated me, but strange enough, I feel lots better today! just sweating out this bug!

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  13. Sorry that you were sick! Hopefully you will bounce back quickly.

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  14. Thank you Lisa! recovery is coming slowly... surely, but slowly.

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