I should have seen this coming. I thought the sore throat was on its way out but turns out it was just getting comfortable! And my awesome monday and tuesday workouts probably made it worse. Tuesday evening I started feeling pretty awful and I hardly slept that night because I was sneezing and coughing so much. Wednesday I spent on the couch drinking tea and orange juice and blowing my nose.
I walked over to the gym to take a steam and thought I'd try running just a little on the treadmill. (stupid) I made it two miles when my upper chest started hurting and I knew I had to stop. Dammit!
Wednesday: run (ha)
2.0 miles/20:00/10:00 average pace
I did my core training and pushups yesterday too, which really was harmless since I took long breaks between sets.
I bought some Nyquil yesterday and took it about 11:00 last night and while I didn't really sleep well I did feel a LOT better. No sniffling, coughing, or sore throat. I feel good today!
BUT, as hard as it is for me to be sedentary, I promised myself I would not even try to work out at all today. I am going to go steam again and will fight the urge to jump in the pool for a quick kick set or do just a little strength training. I really need to get completely over this cold so that I can resume my training. The plan is to spin and/or run tomorrow and then I have 14 miles scheduled for Saturday. I can adjust that if I need to, but I really hope I don't! I hate hate hate being sick.