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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Half Marathon Update - Week 7

Week 7 of half marathon training sucked because I was sick.  I only got out 3 days last week.  I suppose the good news is that of those 3 days all 3 of them were days that I got good solid mileage in from running rather than cross training but I was still disappointed with the lack of training that I was able to do.  Between battling a cold/sinus infection and the rainy weather over the weekend I was really looking forward to ending week 7 that is for sure.  So, here's what I was supposed to be doing last week:

Monday: Run, 4 miles
Tuesday: Cross training or Speedwork
Wednesday: Run, 5 miles, Start easy build to fast finish
Thursday: Strength
Friday: Run, 30 minutes, Medium Effort
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: Run, 7 miles

Here's what I actually did:

Monday: Run, 4.66 miles (the extra distance was part of warm-up/cool down)
Tuesday: Sick/Rest
Wednesday: Sick/Rest
Thursday: Run, 4.69 miles (again, warm-up/cool down is the extra distance)
Friday: Run, speed work (3.03 miles)
Saturday: Sick/Crap Weather/Rest
Sunday: Sick/Crap Weather/Rest

I hope that week 8 goes better than week 7 and that it won't impact my performance in December.

How do you deal with getting sick during training?


  1. You're such a trooper, going out there even when you don't feel at your best. And I hope you get better soon!

    1. Thank you! :) The time off worked (I am feeling better) though these stupid weather fronts are really screwing with my sinuses. Oh well. I suppose I just have to suck it up.

  2. Hi! I'm new to reading, but so glad I read your post, because I've been in a similar situation! Just before my first half last winter, I had a nasty bout of schpilkus. I let it run its course, rested for about a week (with a few vigorous walks just to get the blood pumping) and just got right back into the training plan (not trying to make up the days, just diving in on the appropriate day) when I felt better.

    It worked out FINE. Illness is a part of life; it's certainly part of an athlete's life. You will feel better, and then it will feel SO GOOD to run! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    1. Thank you for your kind words! I know that I have to learn to rest ... I think being a new athlete just makes me think that taking the time off to recover will put me behind where I should be. Oh well... I guess I just need to learn to suck it up.