Thursday, 20 September 2007


I have not run since Saturday. I missed work on Monday and Tuesday. I came back to work on Wednesday, and I have worked today (Thursday). After a long meeting where I felt like my head was stuffed with snot and cotton and I could not think - even though I was being asked pointed questions - I told my boss that I am taking another day of sick leave tomorrow.

I must get well!

Maybe 3 days of "rest" will do that for me.

I fully intend to run on Saturday. I was planning a 10 miler, but I don't know how advisable it is to try to run 10 miles after being off for an entire week. Any thoughts?

I miss my runs and my health and vigor! It sucks to be sick.


Wes said...

If 10 miles is your normal long run, then I think it is OK. Just don't push yourself, and I would definitely take it a little slower than normal. Hope you are feeling 100% soon :-)

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Sick is no fun. Not sure what to advise, I haven't run since my half-marathon - yikes!!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

If you are questioning if you are "well," just do out for a nice, easy run and don't think about mileage. Do multiples of a short loop so that you can stop at any point if you are feeling fatigued. If you are feeling good, then go ahead and do your entire run, but the most important thing is to make sure you are well so you can get back to your normal training more quickly.

Jess said...

If you feel good, you can do the 10. Genreally, if you have a good base, you can miss some of the weekly runs and will still be fine for the long run.

ws said...

I'd say head out thinking you might do 10, but allow yourself to do whatever you feel good enough to finish...doing fewer than 10 won't do any harm and it will get you back into the training groove. Hope you are feeling 100% before the morning.