First, I'd like to thank everyone for your well wishes. I heeded the advice given and took another day off. I'm still hacking quite a bit, but the real wake up call was the loud wheezing sounds when I was asleep on the couch. I was feeling better Saturday. Then yesterday I spent much more time hacking away. I was asleep on the couch by noon and just pretty much slept the rest of the day away. I'm glad I heeded everyone's advice. Thanks!
My concern now is that I've only put in 50 miles over the last three weeks and exactly 0 miles last week. Of course I had a little detour over Labor Day Weekend, but that was more like a goal race. Especially the way I felt early last week. I was literally unable to walk without pain Sunday and Monday. By Tuesday I was walking again, but still had to approach stairs in reverse. Then came the cold/flu. And other than the cough and chest congestion I feel fine. Sigh.
I'm going to try to get back on track this week. According to the plan:
Monday: Rest day.
Tuesday: 5 X 800 with a 400 rest step, 3.25 mile warm up, 1 mile warm down for 8 miles total.
Wednesday: 8 mile GA run
Thursday: 4 mile recovery run
Friday: Rest day.
Saturday: 10K race (I've been unable to find a 10K race this for this weekend, so I'll probably just substitute an easy run somewhere between 6 and 9 miles).
Sunday: 17 mile long run
Total: 43.2 miles.
I'll find out tomorrow afternoon how this week will shape up!