I have been sick all week last week. I can’t even remember the last time I have been sick this long. I did go to work everyday, except for Friday when I took a vacation day, but that left me without energy every night. I didn’t workout, I didn’t take long walks with Bella (that made me feel guilty). On top of that it has been freaking cold the past 2 weeks. I can’t say how happy I was that today the cold weather is gone and warmer weather is on the way.
I felt like a real human again on Saturday and that’s when I picked up my daily routines again.
I did have enough time to think about my running schedule for this year and I worked out a plan till October. I have planned a few 5K and 10K races and planned my half marathon in October (either in a race or on my own). I made a training plan till October with some escape weeks if necessary.
I am also back at a different schedule to complete a 5K without stopping, the one I was using didn’t feel right. It felt like I wasn’t making any progress.
My running will come first, if I need an extra rest day I skip a cross training workout. I have 3 runs a week planned which can be done easily.
It’s all about flexibility: you have to use a plan that works for you.
I have to say that doing nothing for a week refreshed me and gave me enthousiasm and motivation to move on. That’s why I also planned a couple of rest weeks in my plan where I do a few easy runs but no cross training.
I’m leaving you with a photo of Bella who’s playing with R. trying to catch her toy (she did get it of course, you can’t fool her).
Saturday morning I felt good enough to try a run. My legs and body felt fine and it went great. But it was so cold, temperature wasn’t even that low but there was a very cold wind. I was, however, very pleased afterwards that it went so well.
Run-walk ratio: 4 x 5 minutes, 3 minutes walking inbetween (20 minutes running, 12 minutes walking)
Weather: dry, windy, -2C (28 degrees)
Distance: 4.4 K / 2.7 miles
Last song on Ipod before finish: Joni Mitchell – Both sides now
Weekly workout review:
Since I’ve been sick, I didn’t do much last week. That’s life, it happens.