So I did manage to run last Saturday and this morning. I did 4k or so last Saturday under 26 minutes (6:25 pace) and 5k this morning under 32 minutes (6:22 pace). I guess it really isn't that bad considering the 2-weeks rest I had.
I came upon reading this post as I was thinking about the effect the 2-week rest will have in my training. Its good to know that 2 weeks will not have that much effect in my aerobic fitness. True enough, it didn't. I was surprised that I could still run 2k straight on a consistent pace. Although I had to keep it at 4k as I was thinking about the muscle pains that I could get if I pushed too hard. After the Saturday run, no pains felt!
This morning run I had to find out under my usual 5k distance. It wasn't that bad, 2 minutes over my usual 30min:5k pace. Although now, I'm feeling a little effect on my arms and legs. Yes, including the arms. I don't know why, as I'm pretty sure I used my legs in running, hehe! I guess its normal considering I had become thinner due to the 2 weeks inactivity. Running does affect the whole body.
In a way, I feel good knowing that I didn't lose that much over my flu encounter. And I feel good knowing that I'm running again. I still have a couple of running days this week before I take on the Unilab Run United Philippine 10k race. I might get it for free, thanks to my friend John from Devant Philippines. New PR? I can't say for now. My PB was 1:03 - I guess 1:05 will not hurt that much. I wish me luck!
John did manage to give me a free slot to run 10k at Run United Philippine race! Good think John considered swapping the Large singlet with a Medium one (I'm sized S on singlet). Kudos to Devant! May you continue to support healthy living!