Monday, September 14, 2009

Wheezing Away

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!


  1. Don't over do it. The worst thing would to get sicker. If you need the rest - take it. If not, go get em Glenn!

  2. Take it easy Glenn. I worked in theatre for years and it was so amazing, after weeks of rehearsals and a show, come the Sunday morning after the last Saturday night performance everyone would get sick. I have one buddy who tours with the Royal Shakespeare Company and comes down with SHINGLES every time he finishes a tour!

    They spend so much time putting themselves through so much and finally can relax - boom! - sick!

    It sounds like you're going through the same thing post Whitney. Take it easy buddy! Get better!

  3. You know what I'm going to say, don't you: A chest cold is nothing to sneeze about. Rest now or pay for it later. You put your body through an epic test the other week. This is how it's chosen to repay you!

  4. If you're looking at effort, then your assault on Mt. Whitney counts as two days of hard workouts. It definitely replaces a long run. Recover well. Better to be a little under trainer than over trained or injured.

  5. i definitely wouldn't say you've "done nothing". that hike was beastly! glad you are feeling better and hope you are able to get in a few good workouts/runs this week. don't feel bad if you miss a couple, but do try to get back on the horse!