So, things are starting to get better. Yesterday I went for a brick (don't worry, it was part of the plan). The bike felt good, and the run felt surprisingly natural. I didn't even have the normal adjustment period getting off the bike. Usually it takes close to 10 minutes to feel good. This time, things were clicking almost right away and the run felt good.
Then I went for an evening swim. And, my body hated it. It was a super clunky swim, which is not surprising (I almost always feel clunky, at first, when I've missed any swim training). What concerned me is that I had a really hard time with the endurance. I hope it's just that I am still congested. Even though I did fine on the bike and run, breathing on the swim is different.
So, I'm back on plan - taper plan now. I still have some sort of long workouts this weekend (though not long in comparison to the last few weekends) and then my training volume is going down down down... I mean, seriously? Who does a 45 minute bike ride?