ugh...I am sick this week, and I just don't have it in me to run. I've missed two runs. Up until this week, I've been so good and motivated. I hadn't missed a single run. My goal was to make it through the training without veering off the schedule.
Here are my symptoms: sore throught, full sinuses, achy joints, low fever, swollen glands. pity me, please.
i go nuts when i get sick. I start taking airborne twice a day, using coldeeze throat lozenges, drinking lots of green and red teas, taking alka-seltzer sinus, using saline spray, taking allergy pills, using Zicam and sleeping an extra 3 hours a night for a few nights in a row.
I'm right there with you, was supposed to start some speedwork/Phase II (Daniels plan) for my fall half marathon the week my wife and I left on a 12 day trip, to CA and Asia. Missed more runs than I made. Get back home and into the swing of things again only to be hit with a cold, no sore throat, but still miserable enough that I haven't run since Monday.
Think in situation like this, you need to listen to your body, and if you have enough time, you will recover. Hang in there.
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