Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Setback #2 - Illness
I went out and almost died. It was an easy 25-30 miles north thanks to another strong tailwind... and then an absolutely awful 25-30 miles back. I was wheezing so bad - I could barely breath. I couldn't push my heartrate up above 110 without hacking up a lung... it was terrible. Blah.
I got home and got into bed, where I stayed until this morning. Add three more days of total inactivity to the previous total. I'm now weeks behind where I had been in mid-March, and I'm only weeks away from my first Half Ironman in mid-May. Needless to say, I'm going to have to be very smart and very strict about my workouts between now and then.
Another disappointing side-effect of this cold: I wasn't able to run the half-marathon I'd been training for. I got up and hoped I could fake my body out by loading up on cold meds and sudafed... but no dice. It was chilly, windy, and rainy - not good conditions for someone already suffering. Better luck next time, I suppose.