Here’s my training for the week of Monday, October 2.
As much as I fought it, I couldn’t prevent the sore throat from last week from turning into a fully formed cold in time for my trip to NYC. I felt miserable! And while I didn’t let it totally ruin my trip, (except for one of the days where I wish we’d just stayed in our hotel room all day), I only managed to fit in one run.
I’m trying not to let it shatter my confidence too much. People get sick all the time and still go on to run great races. I just may not make my sub 60 goal for tomorrow’s Turkey Trot since I’m still a little sick.
Anyway, enough about that. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
Monday *Arrived in NYC*
Actual: Rest (ish), this was travelling day, plus lots of walking when we got there.
Waking distance: 14.03 km
Tuesday *Saw Hamilton! And cried in public 3 times. Once while watching Hamilton, once when I first saw the 9/11 memorial, and once while visiting the Hamilton family grave sites*
Plan: Easy run – 45 min to 1 hr
Actual: [6.5 km] in 41:53 along the Hudson River! ❤ I felt so comfortable running there. Another sign I should live in NYC, yes?
Walking + running distance: 27.12 km
Wednesday *worst day with the cold*
Plan: Rest or cross train
Actual: Walked [18.08 miserable kilometres] in agony. My whole body hurt and I was exhausted. Thank you to my lovely man for carrying my bag and putting up with my miserable ass.
Walking distance: 18.08 km
Thursday *Visited Brooklyn, wish I had more time there*
Plan: Progression run – 50 min to 1 hr
Actual: We’ll say cross training. 😉
Walking distance: 19.83km
Friday *Travelled home*
Walking distance: 12.73 km
Plan: East 35-45 min
Actual: Rest – I was exhausted from travel and had some drawing to catch up on so I stayed in bed. I’m ok with it.
Plan: Long run – 1hr 20 to 1hr 30
Actual: Rest. I’m moving this run to tomorrow for the Turkey Trot 10k, and I’ll just do a really long warm up.
Total distance (walking and running): 91.79 km
I decided to include my walking distance because it still counts as time on my feet.
My question for you
How do you keep setbacks like illness from shattering your confidence?