I love these Weekly Wrap-ups! I love reading other’s posts about their weekly trainings or workouts. It not only gives me motivation, but also helps me to see that sometimes we all deal with the same things. Not all runs are perfect, not all weeks are great. But, we’re still out there, and in a sense, we’re doing this together. Another reason that I love these weekly wrap-ups is because of the awesome people that I have met and am getting to know! The support and advice that I am getting from so many of you is amazing!! And it’s so great to connect with like-minded people who understand your goals!
I also love these wrap-ups because it gives me a chance to reflect on my week while I write about it. It helps me to see if there was something I could have done differently or better, or realize what I did right if I had an awesome run.
This week, however, I do not have any running to report. I had to put my marathon training on hold because I have been super sick! (If you follow my blog, then you already know this.) I went for a physical on Monday, January 18th, and was very healthy! The very next day during my run I noticed that I was having trouble breathing. I was short of breath and coughing the entire time. I just thought I was getting congested so I started taking some Mucinex. Since that day, it continued to get worse. I took off the rest of that week thinking I would get better. The next week I ran twice on the treadmill. Both of them were awful runs that I had to fight to get through. I had a TON of walking breaks, and breaks to use my inhaler. I rested again for two days, and then attempted to run 13 miles on that Saturday. It was the worst run ever and I only made it 7.5 miles. You can read about it here.
I finally broke down and called the doctor last Monday morning and they got me right in. She thought I had pneumonia because I had already been sick for two weeks and was just getting worse. But, she couldn’t hear it yet. So she diagnosed me with a severe respiratory infection and sent me home with a ton of medicine.
The next day I was worse, and continued to get worse this past week. The medicine didn’t seem to be helping any! There was absolutely no way that I could run, I could barely get out of bed.
Finally, on Friday night I started to feel a little bit better. Since then, I have gotten stronger, and by today I am feeling much better!
This morning I was looking at my training plan, and figuring out how many weeks I have left, and where I needed to start back. I’m so glad that when I chose this plan, I allowed myself 3 extra weeks in case illness or injury came up. This way I don’t have to stress about being ready. At least not yet. I wrote out the rest of my plan this morning, and am going to start back at week 8. This will now be my third attempt at week 8! Here is what my revised training plan looks like now.
|30-Nov||1||Rest||3 m run||3 m run||3 m run||Rest||6||Cross|
|7-Dec||2||Rest||3 m run||3 m run||3 m run||Rest||7||Cross|
|14-Dec||3||Rest||3 m run||4 m run||3 m run||Rest||5||Cross|
|21-Dec||4||Rest||3 m run||4 m run||3 m run||Rest||9||Cross|
|28-Dec||5||Rest||3 m run||5 m run||3 m run||Rest||10||Cross|
|4-Jan||6||Rest||3 m run||5 m run||3 m run||Rest||7||Cross|
|11-Jan||7||Rest||3 m run||6 m run||3 m run||Rest||12||Cross|
|8-Feb||8||Rest||3 m run||6 m run||3 m run||Rest||13||Cross|
|15-Feb||9||Rest||3 m run||7 m run||4 m run||Rest||10||Cross|
|22-Feb||10||Rest||3 m run||7 m run||4 m run||Rest||15||Cross|
|29-Feb||11||Rest||4 m run||8 m run||4 m run||Rest||16||Cross|
|7-Mar||12||Rest||4 m run||8 m run||5 m run||Rest||12||Cross|
|14-Mar||13||Rest||4 m run||9 m run||5 m run||Rest||18||Cross|
|21-Mar||14||Rest||5 m run||9 m run||5 m run||Rest||14||Cross|
|28-Mar||15||Rest||5 m run||10 m run||5 m run||Rest||20||Cross|
|4-Apr||16||Rest||5 m run||8 m run||4 m run||Rest||12||Cross|
|11-Apr||17||Rest||4 m run||6 m run||3 m run||Rest||8||Cross|
|18-Apr||18||Rest||3 m run||4 m run||2 m run||Rest||Rest||Marathon|
I have used up all of my extra time, so hopefully I will be able to stay healthy and uninjured. Crossing my fingers!! I am going to play this week by ear. I really want to get in the 13 miles. I know how important the long runs are. But, I’m not sure about the other runs. I will just have to see how I feel each day. I don’t want to relapse because I tried to push myself to get in a short run. I may try to get in a couple of miles each day, or just wait until the end of the week and see how I feel. I’m not going to push it though. I still have time!
Thank you for letting me link up and for reading my posts! I am ready to go forward with this training, and cross that finish line!
How did your training go this week?