I have been training hard all winter and spring and the early part of the summer. In mid June I got a bronchial infection that totally knocked me down. I'm just now starting to blow a "700" on the meter the doctor gave me. When I was sick I was blowing about a 300. But now I'm wondering what I do. I have been training on the  12 week Trail Half Marathon program and was about halfway through. I'm not even sure how to figure out where to go back to. I'm not running strong at all and anything I do involves a lot of walking these days. Do I start over?

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Comment by dean krakel on July 16, 2011 at 3:23pm
hey thanks. every week i get a little more of my lungs and legs back. i've done two miles every day this past week and tomorrow going with my friend julie on a twelve mile loop through the buffalo peaks wilderness. most of it's above 11,000 so we'll see. it just pisses me off when people come to work sick and i get it and it puts a wrinkle in the training and keeps me off the trail.
Comment by Richard McGaha on July 16, 2011 at 2:58pm
I usually start at the previous 'rest' week as my first week back and go from there. 
Comment by Noreen Sullivan on July 14, 2011 at 8:58am
Start where you are, run-walking.  Because you were in such good shape before, your fitness should come right back.  Good luck!

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