Monday: 6.3 miles (7:15); 9.8 miles (7:24)
Tuesday: 5.4 miles (7:08); Got sick later in the day...low-grade fever, chills, sweats, sore eyes. Went to bed at 11am and didn't get out for the rest of the day.
Wednesday: No running. No fever, but felt pretty weak.
Thursday: No running
Friday: 5.3 miles (7:00ish); In the afternoon, the sickness came back worse than before. All of Tuesday's symptoms, except more extreme and a fever in the upper 102s.
Saturday: No running. Felt like death in the morning, so I went to the Express Clinic. I was expecting it to be the flu but my blood test said it was bacterial. Was in bed all day after this.
Sunday: No running. In bed most of the day. Also set the World Record for biggest night sweat because my bed was still wet from last night, as of 5:00pm. And no, it wasn't pee.
Week Total: 26.8 miles. While I semi-predicted the sickness coming on, I didn't think it would destroy me this bad. When I had the flu in February, I only missed three days of running but for some reason, this sickness is destroying me. Losing 100 miles this week, along with two hard workouts is tough but I can bounce back in five weeks. Hopefully I can get in about 100-120 miles this week with my first quality session on Thursday and then train "normal" the week after that.
I'm also bummed I had to miss the marathon, especially after seeing the results. But I had some friends run really well there. Alan Watts and Blair Burnette, who I also coach, both ran big PR's (eight minutes and 20 minutes off their old best times), Matt Pulle, won the Masters race in 2:40 and Brian Shelton set a ten minute PR and finished second overall in 2:28.