Hey guys! Well, I’m dealing with a bit of a blip in my marathon training but hopefully I’ll be able to come back rested and ready to dive into the last quarter of this training cycle. I’ve had a cough since the beginning of January (along with everyone else!) but this past week it took a bit of a turn. I started feeling sicker instead of better, and I kept hurting my ribs with my deep, body-convulsing coughs. On Friday I went to the doctor and she confirmed that I have/had fluid in my lungs so she started me on some antibiotics. I’m feeling a lot better, although my ribs are still pretty sore but from talking with other people who have had pneumonia, I’m gathering that the rib soreness lasts quite a while.
I managed to log 64 miles this week, and now as I look back onto Tuesday’s workout, I can see why I couldn’t nail it! I’m looking forward to a complete recovery and being able to jump back into training once I’m better. Here’s how this last week went down:
Monday– Oh, just a 14 mile treadmill run to start my week. I’m looking forward to going to physio tomorrow morning. Hopefully Dave can fix my rib that I dislodged WHILE COUGHING.
Tuesday– Well, I tried to do a workout but it was a bit of a struggle. I got my rib fixed this morning at physio, and it’s still a bit sore but it should be better by tomorrow. I warmed up for half a mile and then ran 5 miles at 7:13 min/mile pace and then I attempted 3 miles at 6:22 pace but only made one mile at 6:22, jumped off the treadmill for a 10 second breather and then back on for another mile at 6:27, jumped off for 10 seconds and then back on for a half mile at 6:27. Boo. I jogged in the rest to make 9 miles total. I’ll get it next time.
Wednesday– A 7 mile treadmill run at 8:30 min/mile pace.
Thursday– Well, this is fun. I dislodged another rib coughing last night, this time on my right side. So after I got it put back in (at physio), I ran a slow 7 miles on the treadmill.
Friday– A short and bittersweet 7 mile run outside before I got diagnosed with pneumonia!
Saturday– A slow test of the lungs. I pushed Jesse in the stroller for a 6 mile walk/run while he napped. I brought my puffer and stayed close to the van.
Sunday– Feeling better but my ribs are still super sore. I stuck to the treadmill for this one: 14 miles at 8 min/mile pace. Hopefully my ribs will settle down and my health returns full force this next week! I’m staying positive!