The flu I caught was one of the worst ones I've ever had. I've been extremely sick and weak this week and not only did I have NO energy for swimming, it would also have been unwise. I spent all day Sat, Sun, and most of Monday in bed. Tuesday I was good enough to get to work but regretted the decicion when I got there. Wednesday was small improvements and yesterday I still wasn't well enough to consider swimming.
This morning I got to the pool at 0500 and met with Kim. She had done a long workout Wednesday and didn't mind a slow easy day to stretch herself out. It felt nice to be in the pool again but it clearly had been a week. I am still not 100% yet so I took my sweet time. I just did some 50's nice and slow for awhile then some slow kicking. I kept having to stop and cough for the first 20 minutes. The longest set I did was 150 and even that was at an extremely cautious pace. I also mainly had to breathe every stroke. Lungs aren't ready for bilateral yet. Still too wet inside...yuck!
I'm hoping tomorrow to get a few thousand in but I plan on going slow like this until I'm positive I'm back to 100% healthy. My coach keep politely warning me to be wise on my return and don't push myself until I'm ready. That will set me back even more!