Thursday, 17 November 2011

Strange week

I have been strangely ill this week. Yes I know it was only the week before last that I had a little bug and took some days off, but here we are again.

On Saturday I had a bit of a headache, which I put down to red wine on Friday night. On Sunday I had a really bad headache and felt shivery and achey. On Monday Pete had to stay home from work to look after the kids, and I spent the whole day in bed. Whenever I got up my head pounded and I felt dizzy. On Tuesday I threw up before I'd eaten anything, but then felt quite a bit better.

Now I'm feeling almost back to normal, but I just can't get enough sleep, and I'm still getting little headaches. I don't know what it is.

So all this has meant I've done sod all exercise all week. Last week was ok though - up until Friday at least. I ran 8 miles on Monday! I was really happy with my longest run yet this year, and I kept my pace nice and steady (9.27 min/miles ) so it didn't hurt too much.

On Tuesday evening I went out for a 3-mile recovery run, and my legs were obviously feeling it as this turned out to be at 9.37 pace - slower than the 8-miler!

On Thursday I ran with the local group, and we did 400 metre repeats - 4 x 400m with 1 min recovery between each, then a jog round the block. We did this set 3 times, which totalled 12 repeats of 400m! It was hard-going. I ran with 2 women who I felt were both a bit faster than me and I had to keep pushing myself to keep up.

Then on Friday I cycled 10 miles against the wind, so that was quite slow too. Given that I didn't run or cycle at the weekend, I was pleased with 16.2 miles running mileage.

So I might try a little jog tomorrow, and then we're away all weekend, so I might just start again next week. Thank God I haven't got a half marathon or other long race planned - I can do what I want really!


  1. How frustrating for you! But it's just the way it goes sometimes - you catch one thing after the next. And having young children means that you're exposed to any virus doing the rounds. Hope you're feeling better soon.

  2. Oh yucky, I feel bad for you!!! Hope you're on the mend now and can hit the reset button next week and get back on track!

  3. Don't beat yourself up for not getting your exercise in - it sounds like you were really fighting some kind of virus or something. I hope the headaches improve and you feel back to normal soon!

  4. I have red wine EVERY Friday night and it never gives me a headache - but those 12 x 400m repeats might! Well done for those.
    Trust you're now back to running/cycling fitness again.