Training Log: Sick and RnR Philly

Last week was not what I wanted at all. I began my week on a great note. I felt good, and my runs were also feeling good. On Tuesday, I stressed myself out and found myself sick Tuesday night. Not the normal, tapering sick, but I believe I weakened my immune system with stress and everything came together.

I didn’t feel well enough to run, so I didn’t. It was frustrating because I had been excited to do well at RnR Philadelphia…but what can you do?

Instead of running, I slept in, rested and recovered.

Monday: Easy run
Tuesday: Easy Run
Wednesday: OFF
Thursday: OFF
Friday: Easy Run
Saturday: RnR Half Marathon (1:25.45)
Sunday: Easy Run and volunteering at the Bridge Run 10k


As you can see, I skipped my speed workout. I don’t like to run if I feel sick, so I didn’t. Was I happy with the week? Of course not, who likes to be sick? To be honest, it’s better than an injury, and there are worse things in life. I’ll get over it.

I have a lot to say about RnR Philadelphia. It’s a great time for me right now. It’s just 2 minutes over my PR, but I know I have a lot more in me. I didn’t run the time feeling well. I’m happy with my progression, but I do believe my fitness is faster. My official time was 1:25.45 and I was 24th in my age group.

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Next week:

I feel like I’m feeling better and can get more into a routine. I’ll go back to speed workouts and see how I progress from there. The weather is cooler and I’m still chasing PRs in every distance.

Questions for you:

Do you workout when you are sick?

How was your week of training?