After being sick for more than a week and a half, I am up and running again. Unfortunately, I took more than 2 weeks off of running because I got sick five days post marathon. I was only planning for one week off.
I went for a run at the gym yesterday. I don’t mind the treadmill and the gusty winds intimidated me. That run was so difficult. I was only able to get in 3 miles and they seemed to just drag on. Whereas, usually when I run on the treadmill, the first mile or two drag, and then the next four to six miles after that fly by.
Today, I took my running to the streets and did my favorite, flat, five mile loop around my neighborhood. It started out easier than expected but got difficult again at mile 2.5. This is very discouraging because I want to train harder so that I can attempt a BQ at LA in less than 3 months.
I’m worried that my self-diagnosed bronchitis will hinder my training for the upcoming races, but at the same time I am happy to just be up and running again.