I may have mentioned that I'm in the thick of my half iron training. I had some *big* workouts planned for this week. You know that saying about the best laid plans??
Tuesday night, I started to get a scratchy throat. Damn allergies, thought I. Popped a Zyrtec and continued on my merry way. Went to bed early. Woke up through out the night with scratchy-ness in my throat.
I went to work on Wednesday, still willing the symptoms to be allergies. And started feeling flushed and fatigued thru out the day. You know that crappy feeling, where it just seems like your body is not quite all there? Still, I brushed it off and went home a bit early and did my big workout. I took some aspirin to drown out the sore throat, and so I could sleep. Thursday I headed out for my long run. A big one. And made it through about 2/3 before I hit the wall. Nothing left in the legs. Chest tight. Light headed. I turned off my Garmin and jogged it home. Damn those out and back routes anyway. I *had* to get back.
I let Coach know what was going on and she benched me for Friday. I also stayed home from work and slept about half the day away. Started feeling a little bit better, but still really tired. So, my 'big, BIG' workout week prior to my taper was down the tubes. Including my planned long ride (which was going to be with super-woman). Bummed. But I know it's for the best. No sense in digging myself into a bigger hole. Best to get well and move on from there.
The two good pieces of news....
I'm finally feeling back to myself, mostly. Just, ah, well, clearing out my sinuses a bit. TMI, I know, sorry.
I get to do a big week this week, and it looks like delay my taper until week after next, and JL is not working this Sunday, so we can just postpone our date by a week! Wheee! The route's all planned. Now I just focus on good nutrition, good rest, good recovery. If only my appetite would come back. Hm, did I really just say that. I should probably revise that. If only my appetite for healthy stuff would come back. With the bugs come the craving for comfort foods. Not wholly nutritious, if you get my drift.
No more bugs! Don't they know I don't have time for this?!?