Getting back to the training after illness

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  • #76542

    Dear coaches,

    I had signed up for the 12-weeks base training plan. After completing 8 weeks, I became ill (with mild covid) so I could not start with the week 9.

    Please, can you kindly advice on how to get back to the training once I will be healthy?

    1) How should I distinguish that I am really ready to start with the training? Even being ill, I still have good parameters (HR rate, Oxygen saturation). My current plan is to wait until all symptoms will disappear…
    2) Once I am ready, with which training week should I start? Repeat week 8 and then progress to week 9 or do some other approach?
    3) If I cannot train for 1-2 weeks, what is the impact on mitochondria density or any improvements in muscles/overall fitness? Am I going to loose it all? Do I have to restart the whole training process?

    Thank you.

    Best regards,


  • Participant
    Piedad Barillas-Bird on #76598

    I need to do the same moving some weeks as I was down for the count with shingles etc. I saw this on another post in Uphill Athlete:

    Thanks to Carter Wehrer at Training Peaks here is a simple way to bump/shift a week or whatever timeframe you want. I wanted to repeat week 7 of the 24 week program and the instructions below worked perfectly, simply and quickly. I do have the premium account not the free TP account.

    From Carter at TP:
    To repeat Week 7, you will want to shift weeks 8-24. Please follow the below steps to make the necessary changes:
    • Select the date header for the first day, Monday, of week 8 (the 3 dashes next to the date)
    • Hold ‘Shift’ on your keyboard
    • Select the date header of the final day of week 24 (the 3 dashes next to the date)
    • Weeks 8-24 should now be highlighted and a selection popup will come up
    • Either Shift to new date, or cut/paste
    • Once 8-24 are moved, you can then copy/paste week 7

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