I woke this afternoon feeling very tired, but slightly better. If is not a phantom, I might could start running again in a day or so. I plan to start by taking some long walks with the dog first, as I've been really not well, and still feel noodley-legged. I might even cover say 2 miles jogging. This is all conjecture now because right now, I feel very tired, and happy to simply keep sleeping. I have not been eating very much, and am finding basic stuff tiring…but I think I am feeling better.
My training plan for my half took me up to 14 miles, and then a 2 week taper. when I left off I had fiished a week with a long of Nine. I then did a cut back week, and then got sick for 2. So Technically…I should be doing 11 miles this Sunday.. No such thing will happen.
I have now only 6 weeks to train at all!!!! Holy Guacamole!
So I am a bit overwhelemed. I am clearly not ready, but I want to run the race, even if I am terribly slow, since I have paid for it, and it seems insane to say, "Well I got the flu in January, so I can't run 13 miles in March"
SO I am unsure of how to progress… A couple of options are floating about.
1. start back and try to run 10, 11, 12, long runs and taper….2 weeks.
2. taper only one week and run 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
3. do not taper at all, since I am running it only, not racing it…and start at 9, 10, 11, 12, making the 13 run the race?
Panic and stick my head in the sand.
Really unsure of how to proceed. These particular weeks were big fitness building weeks, which did not happen. My consolation is that I seem to be fully adjusted to altitude at this point….