Monday: No running. Skipped my first run because I felt badly and later on went to bed with a fever, chills/sweats and sore throat. I even had to miss the last 15 minutes of a two-part Criminal Minds episode.
Tuesday: No running. Went to the doctor and tested positive for the Type A flu.
Wednesday: No running.
Thursday: 2.6 miles (6:44); 5.4 miles (6:44)
Friday: 5.3 miles (6:46); 9.2 miles (6:35)
Saturday: 9 miles with 4.74 miles of 1:00 on/off (5:32). Goal was to slowly work into this and if I felt good, run harder towards the end. Felt pretty drained on the first two but I felt better as the workout progressed. Afterwards, I felt like I probably averaged 4:40ish pace on the fast part but I averaged a little under 4:25, starting out around 4:40 and working down to as fast as 4:12. Hamstrings were tired on the last few but didn't redline. Pretty windy out; 5.1 miles (7:17)
Sunday: 14.2 miles (6:12). Was planning on a hilly 21ish mile long run. Felt weak at the start and had to end it early because I was getting really dizzy and lightheaded. Even had to walk home for about 1.5 miles, and I HATE having to walk. It takes way too much time and makes me feel like I've been completely defeated. I guess my body was low on carbs from the hard workout yesterday and from fighting the flu. Who knows? Before crashing, I was running low 6:00 pace for a while and it felt super easy. The hill on Long Hollow squashed me and I felt like I was running well over 9:00 pace on Longview. I hate that hill; 5.9 miles (6:58)
Week Total= 56.6 miles. Originally, the plan was to get in the lower 100s with 16-20mx400m@5k pace with 1:00 jog and then a 6400m tempo run with 4x400m@3k and then I was going to cap it off with a 20 miler with 16ish in the 5:30s but the flu defeated that plan. I'm just surprised I got over it so quickly. I had the same thing last February but had to take six days off and had a fever for five days. This time, I only had a fever for a day and was only in bed for about 12 hours (nearly 48 hours last time). I hate losing this week when I don't have a lot time but I'll take the super fast flu recovery. Next week, I'll see if I can work into the 100s with a steady long run, progression tempo and maybe some 800s at 5kish pace.