Last week was going great....intervals etc.
On Thursday (XT day), I hit the pool and swam 30 min. I felt more tired than usual and the chlorine was bothering my nose a lot...also unusual. Got on the rowing machine and felt pretty tired after 5 min so cut my expected 15 min to 10 and moved on to the ellip. Same story there...cut it to 10 min.
I did my weights but could tell I was more tired than usual..I figured it was from the intervals.
By end of workday I could tell I was catching a cold. I had a sore throat and basically was feeling like crap. I probably caught it on the plane back from Ireland last Sunday and it took a few days to incubate.
I went home and slept 12 hours...took it easy on Friday..the sore throat peaked and the congestion set in. That night I slept another 12 hours. (You may notice that I like to sleep a lot..especially when I'm sick)
I gradually got better over the weekend and now finally today (Tuesday) I went out for a 5 mile run at base pace (10:00). I felt good enough and my HRs were all really low..so I kicked it up to 130HR (9:04m/m) for the last mile (which is about my MP HR) which felt great.
I still have crud in my sinuses but running seems to help clear that out...(many many snot rockets 8)
Happy to be back in the saddle!
If you been following my blog you know that I run in Nike Frees a lot. I have a pair I bought in January of '10. They had god knows how many miles on them....probably at least 1000.
My Kinvaras are more recent...from Feb. of this year, but probably have 500 miles on them...the knobbles are all worn away on the bottom.
Sooo. I figured time to spring for some new shoes. I have become very gentle in my stride running in such worn shoes.....but time for some new padding as we approach our Dec 5th marathon (CIM)!
I bought a new pair of Frees and Kinvaras..they are both blue trim this time...the photo is the Frees of course.
Wow. What a difference the extra cushioning makes. I was really enjoying the extra rebound.
I don't understand why Nike makes the Frees with such a high heel lift though. I don't need it and that thick rubber makes for a heavier shoe. Perhaps I'll take them over to the shop at work and grind them flat like some have done...8)
I'm was sad throwing away my old Kinvaras...my long run and racing shoes...they saw me through the incredibly wet LA marathon as well as my fun Copenhagen race. I put them in the garage for a bit, telling myself I should recycle them. I need time to say a proper goodbye before I toss them in the bin I guess 8)
Go away cold!
Back to training this week!