About 10 days ago, my 8 year old brought home a gift, in the form of invisible pathogens presumably borrowed from her BFF at school.
First my wife came down with it HARD. Then my 6 year old battled it. I left on a business trip this past Saturday morning for Denver prepared to work out hard (one swim and one long run were on the schedule). I came ready and prepared, and even thought ahead to slot the swim workout on my arrival day – I thought the run would be more profoundly affected by the thinner air. My swim workout was just “meh” in the shorter 20 yard pool.
Then the symptoms set in.
I ended up in bed for most of the day yesterday (Sunday) – no way I could attempt to run with my sinuses and head the way it is. I slept fitfully and woke this morning with a 1:30PM flight back to Philly. It causes me to wonder how other triathletes and runners deal with illness and training? My next race isn’t until 10/14, so I have some time. I expect to be back into the groove on Wednesday with a weight training workout and a run Thursday.
How do you all deal with getting sick while training?