Tuesday, 13 November 2012

wipe-out

....with flu that is. Started feeling rubbish about 2 weeks ago and from Tuesday last week I had a bad fever with a very high temperature. I was dehydrated and for several days I felt dizzy when I stood upright and nauseous when I was sitting or lying down. My resting heart rate was stuck at 55-60 instead of 42-45 and the sore throat which I thought I had got rid of, came back with a vengeance. It felt like there was a little gnome twisting a jagged piece of glass inside my throat until yesterday.

Therefore, it was unthinkable to run for a week. I felt so out-of-it at the weekend that I stayed in London and didn't travel back to the NW, even missing the City v Tottenham match despite having bought a ticket. I felt slightly better yesterday but when I woke up this morning - voila - I felt much, much better and my RHR had dropped to 48. I ran 10.25km tonight and although the HR was elevated (140) at 4:58km/8:00mi pace, I feel I am over the worst.

After writing-off last week, this week is now week 1 of a 15-week Tokyo training cycle. I'm not setting any volume target for this week. I'm taking it easy until the vital signs are back to normal.

6 comments:

  1. Health is wealth Marty, rest should be the priority this week and not running, take care now Keith

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  2. Must have been really bad if you had to miss the match!

    Take it easy - Tokyo is is still far in the future, and there is nothing to be gained from pushing too hard too soon.

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  3. sorry to hear that. don't rush back until your health is back to normal.

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  4. BON RETABLISSEMENT

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  5. Just one question Marty - how do you manage to organise so many marathons in so mnay different parts of the world?

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  6. thanks all.

    @cathal - adventurous spirit

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