Monday, January 19, 2015

Week in review 12-18 January: The calm before the cold

Not much to write home about.
Well, I drank ridiculous amounts of tea and bone broth, but it didn't stop cold germs from eventually invading my sinuses. I came down with whatever is going around and could barely get out of bed for a few days, let alone get a workout in.

I had a family commitment last Sunday, so I had to move my long(ish) run to Monday. I had a few personal commitments early in the week (including hanging out with my sister-in-law in from out of state, hooray!) and had a scratchy throat by mid-week, so I didn't push it too hard. I took it easy Friday and made it until about Saturday noon before I went to bed for the next day and a half.

Luckily, or maybe as a result of drinking all that tea and bone broth, I am feeling almost like myself today. I'm going to take one more day off all training except maybe some yoga later if I am up to it, then try an easy spin tomorrow, and see how it goes.

Swim: Nothing this week. I moved my Sunday long run to my Monday swim window, and just couldn't make it up before I got sick. Plus, who wants to swim while congested? Not me.

Bike: Two sessions on the trainer for 2:40 total.

Run: Twice on the treadmill, one LSD-ish and one easy run, for 14 miles total in about 2:20 total.

Yoga: Nothing this week.

Weights: One video, followed by my plyo moves, for about 1:25 total.

Pre-hab: Nothing this week.

Overall: I got in six training sessions for about 6.5 hours before I got sick.

Well, there wasn't much to do except take time off and feel better. I'm not willing to push it for a few days just so I can end up with pneumonia. And hopefully, I can fight off the next round of colds going around. It's almost better to get it out of the way early in the season so I can keep building that base into the spring.


  1. Get well soon... you've got a long season of training ahead of you so it's probably for the best that you made the grown up decision and rested. I am terrible at being an adult.

    1. Thanks! I am feeling better already. I just gotta keep those long-term goals in mind.