So I ended up getting A’s illness. Yesterday morning I had a mild cough but otherwise felt fine and had no difficulties on my long run, which was completed in glorious mid-40s temperatures (such a rare treat!).
And then like 6 hours later, this happened:
A is now starting to feel better, and I spent most of today lying down — napping + plowing through Mrs. Everything which I ended really liking. At the moment, I have enough ibuprofen + acetaminophen coursing through my veins that I feel decent enough to sit upright and type this. (Or maybe I’m getting better? Crossing fingers.)
Josh has been on call but has been able to help with some stuff and the kids have been overall decent; they are now on devices and the house is quiet and they even made lunch:
Anyway. Obviously I didn’t work out today. But here’s the rest of the week! Weather has been so refreshing.
M: 5 miles, ~3 with my friend; 9:25/mi average. 60F
T: 4 miles, 9:38/mi ave. 58F + 30 min full body strength (Rad Lopez; this was HARD and included something like ‘devil’s pushups’ or something that I have no desire to ever do again)
W: 6 mi super relaxed pace run, 10:49/mi. HR stayed under 150 for this which is hard for me to accomplish on most runs. 51F.
R: 9 mi total including 8 x 800m @ paces ranging from 8:11 to 8:37/mi; 200m jogs between each, plus 2 mi warmup and cooldown. This was a little faster than my plan called for and I felt good about this workout! 59F the start and 70F at the end ( <– what happens when you don’t run before dawn in FL)
F: 30 min strength – Andy Speer full body. Liked this one! Lots of split squats, presses, pushups, some core.
S: 12 mi long run average 10:15/mi, and an unintentional progression run (earlier miles closer to 10:40 pace and ended at 9:30 pace). 45F. And I was feeling smug about not getting A’s illness . . . oh well.
S: Absolutely nothing
Total mileage: 36
Total strength: 2 x 30 minute sessions
(At least any thoughts of a 2023 exercise streak can be banished! Streaks stress me out anyway . . .)
My personal policy is never to run with a fever (and medicated normal temps do not qualify, either). So we will see when I can head out again. My guess is Tuesday. I wonder if I have the flu (COVID test was neg).