April hasn’t been a great month in terms of training- I’ve only ran 43 miles all month (I usually run 70- 90 miles in a month). I’ve traveled a lot this month (three trips abroad) and I’ve been ill… again.
I was signed-up to run the Victoria Park Open 5 Mile on the Saturday of Easter weekend, but had to miss the race as I was too sick. It was my first DNS at a race and I was gutted to have to miss it.
My blood tests came back normal, no problems at all. I was tested for diabetes, anaemia, kidney function, hydration, electrolyte levels, blood cell count, thyroid function (amongst others) and there was no sign of anything being wrong. I feel a lot better for having the tests done and glad that there is nothing serious going on!
I’ve been feeling back to normal for the past week or so and I’ve gone back to training with a 9 mile run during my trip to Ireland, plus a 5 mile run and spinning class this week. This weekend I have my swimming lesson, plus a duathlon training day.
My next half-marathon is in just over 3 weeks, and I’m feeling under-prepared and under-trained for it. Taking time off for illness means that I’ve missed quite a few runs and I’ve not run longer than 9 miles since February. I’m hoping to fit in a 10 mile and 11 mile run before race day, but I don’t want to cram in long-runs at the last minute when I should be tapering. I guess I should be OK to finish the race, I’m just not expecting a PB!
Thanks for bearing with such a boring post- but I felt the need to update I’ve been a bit absent from blogging recently and have a back-log of posts to write!
Hopefully my bout of illness is over for now! I’m hoping for a healthier May and looking forward to getting back to normal!