Despite having another bout of strep throat, I stuck to my training plan fairly well this week. Tuesday, the day I was diagnosed, was supposed to be a 5-mile tempo run. Needless to say, that did not happen. It became 2 miles of slow jogging with a few walk breaks thrown in for good measure. Wednesday, I felt better — and by the afternoon I was officially stir crazy and feeling like myself again.
The only thing missing from this week’s training was the fact that I didn’t push myself too much. I didn’t want to push it while my body was fighting off this illness. That was definitely the right call because I feel like I bounced back quickly.
If today’s 8-miler goes according to plan, I’ll come in only three miles under what I had planned to run this week. Not too shabby for a sick week.
Here’s what week 2 of my half marathon training looked like. I’m cutting myself slack this week, for obvious reasons, but next week I really need to get serious about my cross training. It’s been pretty lackluster so far.
And, here’s my actual daily mileage to date.
Happy trails to everybody running today!