This was a combination cut-back and race week for me. I had a 5K on Saturday, so I eased off on the mileage and crosstraining on Wednesday-Friday, both to rest up for the race, and to give myself an opportunity to recover from and consolidate the gains from my last two weeks of training.
Though I blew up in Saturday's race, I'm still pretty happy with it. Both the race and my Tuesday workout indicate that my fitness is improving and I'm on the right track. So woo.
The negative to this week is that either I'm getting sick, or my allergies are in full force. It is that time of year, so I suspect it's the latter. Either way, my sinuses and throat were in pretty bad shape on Sunday, to the point that I decided to skip my recovery swim. It's not recovery if it makes you feel worse, and swimming was going to be awfully painful on Sunday.
As of Monday, the sinuses and throat are a bit better, but still achy. I'll have to make a judgment call on Tuesday morning as to whether to do the workout.