Weekly Summary 12/11

Mon – Fever

Tues – Fever

Wed – Fever

Thurs – Fever

Fri – Fever

Sat – AM: easy run 5km

Sun – AM: “easy” medium run 25km with Jason

Well this week was a sickly week for me. Started to have a fever last Sunday. I have had fevers before but they usually last about 2 days and they respond well to paracetamol. But for this time, all the medications I took did not work for the 4 days and I decided to head to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for a blood count.

My platelet and white cells levels were slightly low which may indicate early dengue. I did remember being bitten by a mosquito the week before and with the incubation period being 7-10 days, I thought maybe this could be it. I still remember that day was a rainy Saturday and I was waiting for my running buddy Sia to pick me up to go for a long run and I got bitten by a mosquito. I told myself then – “I better not get Dengue from this bite” – haha!

On Thursday, I had my dengue serology taken and it was negative – so I guess it was just a bad viral fever after all.

On Saturday, my fever went away and I felt well enough for a jog.

On Sunday, I figured I had to put in something longer with my marathon looming ahead. But a supposedly easy run turned up to be pretty hard especially in the last 10km or so despite our slow pace.

Well at least its not dengue!

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Summary 12/11

  1. Hi Mok, you are extremely eager to win another title in December and I applaud that about you. If you make a decision not to start the race, you could not have done anything wrong. You didn’t train all the six months to miss the race of the year with the biggest payoff, but then you didn’t as well just to simply lose all sense of mature decision and direction about a serious and prolonged viral fever that is hinting at something your body is struggling with or not ready for so soon, which is the marathon.

    You could otherwise have a wonderful 2013 season opener say in the HK marathon, the Gold coast airport marathon or next year’s Singapore marathon. Marathons are well spread throughout the calender year internationally.

    In between juggling work and training for a marathon, there is still more time, I feel, that you could give your body for adjustment to such demands. Perhaps clearly there is such a need with you given that your training diaries still indicate inconsistencies in overall training satisfaction such as a missed run/workout here and there due to a number of reasons, or one in which you had bonked out a few kilometers before the end of the run. Then you finally caught a virus which not only lost the body’s immune defense but made sure you pay with your fitness, which could have been most of it with such viruses. With 1 week to go to the race day, you could save the emotional and mental stress and hurry of getting race fit, if at all possible with such a serious virus, for a season opener in maybe HK.

  2. Hi Mok, you are extremely eager to win another title in December and I applaud that about you. If you make a decision not to start the race, you could not have done anything wrong. You didn’t train all the six months to miss the race of the year with the biggest payoff, but then you didn’t as well just to simply lose all sense of mature decision and direction about a serious and prolonged viral fever that is hinting at something your body is struggling with or not ready for so soon, which is the marathon.

    You could otherwise have a wonderful 2013 season opener say in the HK marathon, the Gold coast airport marathon or next year’s Singapore marathon. Marathons are well spread throughout the calender year internationally.

    In between juggling work and training for a marathon, there is still more time, I feel, that you could give your body for adjustment to such demands. Perhaps clearly there is such a need with you given that your training diaries still indicate inconsistencies in overall training satisfaction such as a missed run/workout here and there due to a number of reasons, or one in which you had bonked out a few kilometers before the end of the run. Then you finally caught a virus which not only lost the body’s immune defense but made sure you pay with your fitness, which could have been most of it with such viruses. With 1 week to go to the race day, you could save the emotional and mental stress and hurry of getting race fit, if at all possible with such a serious virus, for a season opener in maybe HK.

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