After the flu at the start of February, I was being careful to try to get my health back and feel better and building my running back up was going well. I’ve been running around 3-4 times a week, around 32 miles a week for the last 3 weeks. (Green above is activity).
But then again… I have been struck down with a sh!tty annoying sniffy and sneezy cold since Thursday last week…so I shouldn’t really be expecting much. After the flu at the start of February, where I was in bed for 2 days, feeling like utter crap. This little watery eyes cold feels like a breeze, but it’s a bit annoying.
Start of the month again, and I’m wondering if my immune system is going down at the start of the month. Either way I’ll get over it.
I know (from my own experience) that running when I have a head cold is ok for me. It usually makes me feel better with the natural things that are released on a run, I’m just careful to take it easy.
So this week I did, I took it easy, plenty rest and enough running, about 32 miles this week (for being 7 weeks away from a marathon and having a cold):
I have to admit, I wasn’t up for my long run today. I’d planned 13 miles, then I tried to delay it to Sunday but Fit Girl made me go out and ‘see what happened’. We ended up doing 10 easy nice miles which was good.
Next week I have a coaching session on Monday night, and a 20 mile easy run next Sunday. Here’s the plan around that’d or next week:
Mon: 3-4M easy (with new client )
Wed: Deadlift Strength
Thu: 5M easy (or intervals)
Fri: 6M easy
Sun: 20M easy (wi Lesley)
Here’s my long runs so far…
I’ve increased my avg steps this last month too. Up to just over 13,000 a day. 🙂 it all feels more consistent and getting back to normal.
Here’s my long run plans ahead of London:
Wk11 wc 7/3 – 20M easy (wi Lesley)
Wk12 wc 14/3 – 22M tempo & fast finish
Wk13 wc 21/3 – 13.1M fast finish
Wk14 wc 28/3 – 18M easy (wi Mike)
Wk15 wc 4/4 – 20M progressive
Wk16 wc 11/4 – 15M easy
Wk17 wc 18/4 – VLM 26.2M
All on track for London, even though it’s been a it bumpy along the way. Fingers crossed the snot clears soon. 😉