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Last week was the 3rd week in a 3 week build phase ending with a 100 mile ride on Labor day. This week I have felt sick all week. My energy level is about 50%, and I’ve had a nagging sore throat all week. The good news is that this is a recovery week, so I don’t have to do anything too intense. The bad news is that next week is not a recovery week, and it’s already Friday.
In short, I’m walking a thin line between getting rested in time for the next build phase, and getting sick in the final 2 months before IMFL(Not the time to be sick).
So, Tuesday I just bagged the workout and took the day off.
Wednesday, I was supposed to swim 3000yds…I swam 1500yds.
Thursday, I was supposed to Ride 10, and run 7…I completed both.
Friday, I’m still feeling sluggish with a sore throat, so I stopped in at the Doc to get checked out. He tested for both Mono and Strep, and both came back negative. So looks like just a small upper respiratory type thing.
- Plenty of rest and lots of fluid
- Saline Nasal spray, gargle salt water, and Claritin
- Activity as tolerated
So my plan through the weekend is to just work out based on how I feel. If I feel good, I’ll finish the workout. If not, I’ll cut it short, or bag it all together. If I can’t recover fully during recovery week, I surely won’t be able to recover during build week.
Have a good weekend