Persistent Cold, Not the Temperature
I did not make all the progress I was looking to make.
Over the past month I have had a stuffy nose and sore throat and been trying to workout through it. It has not gotten worse but I should have fought it off by now. Over the past two days I have gotten most rest where I was planning to get in two more runs. Sometimes you can work through a cold, this was not one of those times.
So I’ll summarize what I did do. I changed up my routine a bit.
Run 1: Daylight about 50 degrees
Warmed up with yoga and sparring with my brother. Ran for 10 minutes straight about 1.31 miles. Walked back home for 9 minutes to cool-down. Pace around 7:40min/mi. This was not as much as I could do but I was happy to stop at ten minutes.
Run 2: Daylight about 50 degrees
Yoga and sparring to warm up. 11 minutes of running, got to about 1.44 miles. Walked for 11 minutes. Pace was about the same, I just felt like going a bit longer.
Only two runs to record, not what I wanted to do but until I get over this annoying cold, I am taking it easy.
I like my new routine more. I changed from shorter, faster, with more rests to longer, a bit slower, and one long rest. My reasoning is, if I want to run further over time I need to have longer periods of running. Once I can do more than ten minutes without any fatigue I will try two ten minute runs with just enough rest to slow my heartbeat down to resting.
I hope to start off the next two weeks with a run tomorrow but that depends on if I can get free of this cold.
Until next time,
On your marks.