I ended up taking three rest days in a row. It's not all good though. By the end of those rest days, I was getting impatient with my kids and surly with my husband. Was I just a mean person before I started this?
Then, on Saturday, I ran. I only did 8 km (5mi), in about 50 minutes. Now, I say "only" because lately that is a short run for me. With half marathon training, that's basically the shortest run I've done in a long time. It wiped me out. Seriously. I was so tired afterwards. I'd been planning on swimming that evening, but that idea got bagged.
Then, on Sunday, I got that swim in. Although, I was planning on spinning or running as well. Not a chance! I only swam for 50 minutes. (Usually swims are an hour, mostly because of time constraints and lane swim times.) I was so tired. Exhausted.
So, either I have lost all of my fitness in the last week, or this cold is still sapping me. What the heck? Admittedly, I'm still coughing and sniffling, but it isn't as bad as it was last week. If I'm honest though, my son got hit harder then usual with this cold (and he gets hit hard anyways). Plus it hung on for a while.
Ugh. Not liking this.
Do you take any time off training for colds or do you train through them?
Yesterday's HBBC points: 7 (50 minute swim, 20 minute core/stretching + f/v point)
Week to date points: 13