This has been a great week and a bad week all in one. I started the week on a great note with a workout. I have noticed that whenever I can get a workout in on a Monday, the rest of the week is easy. I don't know if this happens to everyone? Or maybe it's all mental. But in my case, it never fails.
The class I am coaching on Monday's had a 5K time trial and well, I decided to join them. The workout ended up being a fartlek of sorts, because I had to let myself fall behind at the turn around points and then quickly catch up to the leader again. We had a blast and the class was excited to get their goodies after.
Although Monday was a great day for me, Andy caught a nasty cold that had him in bed with a fever all day Monday. When I am in full fledge workout mode and training I usually don't get sick easily. This has been tried and tested with having a little one. Mini-me would often get sick and I wouldn't. With Andy, who never gets sick, I was unable to have the same outcome. I made sure to take my vitamins, eat breakfast (which usually makes me less susceptible to getting sick if something is going around) and I took Airborne. Apparently it was already too late. By Tuesday afternoon I started to feel a scratchy throat and by Wednesday I was in bed all day. :(
Here is the breakdown
Feb. 25 - 3.5 miles with class
Feb. 26 - 2.5 miles @track
Feb. 27 - Off (sick)
Feb. 28 - Off (sick)
Mar. 1 - 2.5 mile tempo run
Mar. 2 - Off
Mar. 3 - 5 miles with two hills and five surges
As you can see, I did really well getting my runs in but the my strength workouts kicked the bucket. My tempo run was also pathetic. It was my first tempo run ever and I couldn't even hit my target times. I was having a hard time breathing from my congested noggin. I was also supposed to have a 7 mile long run but that didn't happen.
Even so, I am content with my progress this week. I am still sick. Physically I feel fine but I am coughing up a storm and still have loads of congestion. I am hoping to be back at 100% soon. The cold weather here in FL isn't helping.
How did you week turn out?