Well, this sure didn’t go as planned. I was super pumped to start this week as my “official start of Boston Marathon Training.” However, the world had other plans. I ended my Sunday run buckled over gasping for air, dizzy as I had been battling a deep chest cough that had very quickly progressed. After a relaxing soak in Epsom salt and essential oils, I was sure I could battle the cold with a good nights rest. Nope! Woke up feeling like I had been hit by a bus and didn’t have energy to walk around the house, let alone run. My body was talking to me, or rather yelling at me, that I needed a rest.
I gave myself a couple days rest, and saw no progress. So I made a trip to urgent care. I was diagnosed with bronchitis and pneumonia. No running for 5 days. I spent those 5 days recovering and working on strength and flexibility. So here is my, super short, week 1 review.
Wednesday- Stretching/foam Rolling
Thursday- 30 minutes, Yoga for runners video
Friday- Core+stretching/foam rolling
Saturday- 4 miles on the treadmill @ 9 min/mile pace
Sunday- 4.01 miles on treadmill @ 7:47 min/mile pace
Total- 8 miles
I am, luckily, feeling much better. This was a small step backwards and I am ready to start week 2 off strong! I am planning on getting my next post completed by tomorrow. This week was a bit of a step backwards.
How was our start?