So I thought I beat the flu and went for my usual Monday morning run this past Monday. However, I realized that I was still a bit under the weather, so the two days leading up to my colonoscopy were reserved for "rest" (I really didn't want to do anything on my prep day, anyway, although I had thought about running, but since I couldn't eat anything, I thought better of it). I had planned to do my usual long, slow run on Saturday.
And then Friday - BAM!
The cootie express rammed right into the Philistine house, knocking me back.
I *think* it's a cold instead of the flu, but I have a fever and some aches, so who knows?
The most frustrating thing is that it's smack dab in my training for the half marathon at the end of January. I missed a 7-mile run two Saturdays ago, and this coming Saturday (Christmas Eve), I am supposed to run an 8-mile run. I"m not sure I'll be prepared to do it, regardless of how slow I make Zooey go.
Thus, I have a decision to make - do I go ahead with the half marathon training for London's Run (its last year!), or do I opt for the 10K and do a half marathon later on down the line (knowing full well that it won't be long after London's Run that it will get too hot for me to realistically want to run farther than 2 miles)?
I'm pretty sure I'm a little too loopy from this bug to make an informed decision today, but I'll have to make one here soon - I need to register for the run as well as let Veronica know if I'm going to disappoint her by doing the 10K.
Have you ever been flattened out from illness in the middle of your training? What did you do? How did you recuperate?