Well, this sure didn’t go as planned. I was super pumped to start this week as my “official start of Boston Marathon Training.” However, the world had other plans. I ended my Sunday run buckled over gasping for air, dizzy as I had been battling a deep chest cough that had very quickly progressed. After a relaxing soak in Epsom salt and essential oils, I was sure I could battle the cold with a good nights rest. Nope! Woke up feeling like I had been hit by a bus and didn’t have energy to walk around the house, let alone run. My body was talking to me, or rather yelling at me, that I needed a rest.
I gave myself a couple days rest, and saw no progress. So I made a trip to urgent care. I was diagnosed with bronchitis and pneumonia. No running for 5 days. I spent those 5 days recovering and working on strength and flexibility. So here is my, super short, week 1 review.
Wednesday- Stretching/foam Rolling
Thursday- 30 minutes, Yoga for runners video
Friday- Core+stretching/foam rolling
Saturday- 4 miles on the treadmill @ 9 min/mile pace
Sunday- 4.01 miles on treadmill @ 7:47 min/mile pace
Total- 8 miles
I am, luckily, feeling much better. This was a small step backwards and I am ready to start week 2 off strong! I am planning on getting my next post completed by tomorrow. This week was a bit of a step backwards.
How was our start?
9 thoughts on “2017 Training- Week 1 Review”
Bronchitis and Pneumonia is no joke! Wishing you a speedy and recovery! I may have to get my adenoids removed at the end of the month which will take me out of training for my half for at least a week. I’m thankful that it’s early on in training though, but it still sucks.
Thanks, hopefully you can bounce back quickly for you half as well.
Nice write-up Janell. You will be right back at it and not lose a thing. Try taking off 2 months! Good luck this week.
Yeah, you’ve def had a long break. I’m glad to see you back up and running again.
Being sick sucks! Hope you are feeling better quickly. At least it is early in your training though.
Yeah it does! Thanks so much.
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Ouch, both at the same time?! Hope you’re feeling better and bounce back soon. I spent most of December sick with the flu and still haven’t gotten back to where I was. Good luck!
I’m so sorry to hear that! I hope you get well soon! Have you really taken the test (the bumpy needle thing on your arm) for bronchitis? Because my doctor diagnosed me with it when I was younger. I drank the medicine for almost a year and the doctor told me that I need to drink it for another 6 mth. I went to Singapore to get a re-check and found out that nothing was wrong with me! Stay healthy and good luck with the marathon!
Love & Kisses,