Training Day: 76
Miles: 2.5 (treadmill)
Time: 36 min
Shoes: Xero HFS
Activity: Strength – Strength Capacity
How It Felt: I did slow intervals today, as in alternating normal-ish pace running and slow running. My heart rate went over 140 bpm, which could be because of the quicker pace, or something else that I shall discuss below. The strength workout felt good, and it included a couple of challenges for the hang clean and bench press. Basically, I did as many reps as I could at a certain weight, and I must say, I’m pretty proud of the numbers!
Commentary: Yesterday I was outside for about two hours for the drone flight. I was also outside on and off for three hours doing surveying labs, with most of the time spent outside. I believe the cold fucked me up.
The plan was to do my long run outside today since it was supposed to be in the mid-30s and sunny. When I woke up I had that feeling in my sinuses, throat and chest like I might be getting sick. I started on the Zicam, but as the day progressed the sick feeling just got worse. My chest feels a wee tight, and breathing isn’t as easy as it should be.
Instead of running outside with the sun on my face, I ran on the treadmill. I also did a short run and pushed off my long run until tomorrow with the hopes I’ll be feeling better. It’s a 50/50 shot. With my luck I’ll end up feeling worse. I think part of the higher heart rate during today’s run is the impending sickness.
Anyway, I’m super sick (pun intended?) of the cold and how vulnerable my lungs are to it these days. I was thinking that the cold affecting my lungs was probably all in my head, and I could have been snowshoeing and enjoying winter. Now, I think it was smart to hide inside, regardless of how much it sucks.
On a positive note, I started my grad school application! Letter of recommendation requests have been sent out! Tomorrow I shall start working on statements.
Endlessly seeking adventure.