Wk22 into Wk23

Lucky me last week, I got a bit of a cold… it started on Tuesday, the day I went back to work. It ticked along all week, not really coming to much, and I managed it a bit with paracetamol and decongestant. My body telling myself I’m a bit run down – thanks very much.

I went with the rule of above the neck, being ok and as usual any runs I did seemed to help the symptoms (endorphins = feeling better). I stayed off strength training until I’m a bit better, but here’s what I did last week:

Mon: Rest / Walk
Tue: Clean n Press Strength
Wed: 10k easy Run
Thu: Rest
Fri: 10k easy Run
Sat: 4.8M coaching, including 8×2:2 efforts (and haircut) / walk Sun: Rest and kite flying

We went kite flying in Bellahouston on the Sunday before the back holiday. It was quite windy and my 2M kite nearly had me off my feet. It was great fun.

A bit of a challenging week at work with a bit of an unexpected surprise led to a couple of nights crappy sleep on Wed and Thursday night. Urgh. Hopefully it’ll improve.

With my cold now cleared up, my plan in the next week is to focus on good balance and get sleep, exercise as long as I’m ready for it, and I’m going to see about getting a massage too, hopefully on Tuesday. My neck and shoulders are all tight, even after a nice fun holiday.

Here’s the plan for next week:

Mon: Squat Strength
Tue: 4M easy / 4M walk / massage
Wed: 4M Walk / Deadlift Strength
Thu: Clean n Press Strength
Fri: 5-6M Run
Sat: Rest / eye test
Sun: 10k race

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