All through the week of being sick I did not feel at all like running. I could not even imagine what it was like to want to run. I thought maybe the desire to run was just something I made up and it was not a real desire.
Well, that was not the case. Friday night I started getting the drive back. Saturday I put in 5 miles and wanted to do more. Today I woke up with great anticipation to get in some free miles. Sunday is a rest day in my schedule, so any running on Sunday is free mileage. I got 7 and 1/2 of them in. I feel like a the cat who got away with eating the bird. Quite satisfied with myself.
Tomorrow I start the training week like normal. I will take my rest days of Tuesday and Friday. I am planning on running a 10Km. race next Sunday morning. So there will be another 6.2 free miles next week.
With the free miles that I have gotten and will get, and if I am able to stay on schedule, I should get just about 84 miles this month. That puts me right back where I should have been before having the schedule difficulty and getting sick. The extra mileage may come at the cost of 1 extra rest day. That will lose 3 miles if I have to take that. But I will still go over my 80 mile goal.