I didn’t realize I was ill….
Wendler 5/3/1 program, cycle 16, week 2
- Work Set – Squat (working max: 285#)
- 2x5x45 (warmup)
- 1x3x200 (work)
- Sled drags
- 6 trips, 75 yards each
- 75# on the sled
- 30 seconds rest every other trip
- harness around waist, walking forward
I had started to feel sick the evening prior, but I didn’t think it was anything serious to worry about. Just a cough, right?
How wrong I was.
I got to the gym and was able to do my work squats just fine. Heck, the 3rd rep @ 260 was tough, but I pushed out 2 more because damnit I wasn’t going to let myself get crushed at 3×260.
But after that, I just wasn’t feeling it. Seriously not feeling it. Despite the below-freezing temperature and whipping arctic wind, I went outside to pull the sled. That didn’t last long…. the cold was too much.
I went home, and promptly passed out, and stayed in bed the rest of the day. I don’t know what I caught, but it was apparently FAR worse than I fathomed.
The worst part? Because of all the glute and ham work and that I didn’t cool down (no foam rolling, no stretching), I was in achy pain from the back of my knees up to my middle back all day while lying in bed.
I’m feeling better now and planning on going back to the gym tomorrow for bench press day, but I will take it as it comes and see how I feel.