My first run back on Monday was pretty gross - literally - waves of nausea and a bloody nose midrun! But yesterday's miles were spectacular. I absolutely adore running in the rain and the temperature was perfect, especially given it's already December.
I've scaled back on training this week since I'm still recovering but if everything goes well, I should be back on track by next week. Here's this week's plan:
Monday: 4 miles @easy pace
Tuesday: 4 miles @easy pace + 60 minutes strength training
Wednesday: 4 miles @easy pace + 60 minutes strength training
Thursday: 6 miles @easy pace
Friday: 8 miles @easy pace
Saturday: Rest Day
Sunday: Rest Day/Crosstraining
Total: 26 miles
A 5k PR before the end of the year might be a bit of a reach at this point, but I'm going stay optimistic. After all, anything is possible if you're willing to work for it!
- What goals are you trying to meet before the end of the year?
- Do you run/exercise when sick?
- What steps are you taking to avoid getting sick this winter?
I hope everyone is having a wonderful - and healthy - start to the week!