Sunday, July 12, 2009

Back on the road

It was the real deal, the flu. Was out for two-plus days and I took off three days from running. On Saturday, I thought maybe I could do a 5 miler, but a few kilometres in, I knew that I would cut it short. I ended it after 5K.

Think I just needed another day to rest up, which is odd, cause this morning as I woke up, the thought entered my mind of skipping today's run entirely. I saw it was chilly out (14C) and the thought of getting chilled to the bone didn't sit well with me.

But I forced myself out later in the morning and it had warmed up to the perfect running day. Again, I set my expectations lower, aiming at 21K or 13 miles. There were a few tough miles when the last bits of the cold were making its way up my lungs but I ran the last part strongly and did 15 miles in 2:03:08 for 8:10 miles or 5:05 kilometres.

Have a 63 mile week planned. Don't think I'm going to throw myself right back at high mileage. We'll see how the next few days go. My next race (10 miler) is a week from now.


Marlene said...

Sorry to hear that you were laid up with the flu (no fun!). Good to see you back out there. Have a good week!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

so glad you're feeling better and took the rest you needed!

Heather C said...

Ugh, sorry you were sick! Never makes sense to be sick in the summer, but something Always hits me around the beginning of june - then I'm good.

Hope you're feeling better!

Amy Reinink said...

Oof. Nothing to derail a training plan like the flu. SUCH a bummer. Good for you for easing back into it -- hope you continue to feel better!