Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sicky Update

I've been sick for the first half of this week. It started last week with a sore throat, then developed into a fever, and then a cough. For this week, the fever has subsided, and I'm just now beginning to get rid of the cough and phlegm. I ran 45 miles last week instead of 70 miles and since I believe that I've taken enough down time to safely get back into my regular weekly digits, I am on the path to returning back to my regular running routine. I have run 37 miles over the last four days, and look forward to running my first workout in over a week tomorrow and to running a 17 mile long run on Sunday. I have hopes of hitting 75-80 miles for the next 3-4 weeks.

While it certainly was frustrating to get sick last week, and even more frustrating to cancel my planned races for this weekend, my body was probably signaling that it was stressed out and was in need of a break. Now that I've taken it easy for a couple of days, my body should feel like it has recuperated enough to keep up a solid month of training before I race again at the Ukrop's 10k in Richmond on April 2.

I've got four weeks to get into shape for the 10k and I've got ten weeks to get into shape for the 25k in May. I'm planning a trip to see Garrett in Orlando for the weekend of Mar 17-20, but I know that I'll still be able to get in all my miles while there. Along with the 100x5k Attempt in March, I will be pretty busy throughout the course of this month. This is good as it will help keep my mind off of missing my long distance boyfriend. I also will be taking the GMAT on April 16th for the third and FINAL time, in hopes of achieving a high enough score that will merit acceptance into a top-30 MBA school. Other than that, I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time in Charlotte, running with great friends and enjoying this spring weather.


Stephen Spada said...

Looking forward to our next workout and glad you're feeling better!

Anonymous said...

i was down and out with a similar sickness a few weeks ago, turned out to be an upper respiratory infection :/ twas noooo fun. but glad you seem to be feeling better, hope the trend continues!!

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