NOT more running   3 comments

Due to feeling like I had done too much (again) coupled with the extremely cold temperatures I decided to make this into a rest and recuperation week. The question was how long would I last? I often plan rest periods then fall off the wagon after a couple of days. I got to about Wednesday (don’t forget I had last Sunday off too) before I started getting angry (this is one reason I run, so as not to kill [myself or others]). On Thursday I was so cold in my house even with the heating on full blast I couldn’t face going outside to run so I made it to Friday before I buckled. However it turned out I had some sort of low lying cold because when I tried to do a reps session on the treadmill I failed dismally. Just could not breathe. Never mind. It gave me a chance to see the gym which is 340 metres from my house so would be good for emergencies. Except the treadmills don’t have a speed interval button! I’ll have to use it for progression runs instead. Though hopefully the weather will be acceptable for the foreseeable future.

I decided to check my illness level in the outside world on Saturday. Yes, definitely something going on. I did an “easy” run but it was much harder than it should have been. I think perhaps my lungs suffered with the seriously freezing temperatures from earlier in the week as breathing was a struggle.

By today (Sunday) I seem to have got a bit better. I did the same route again but started with a faster mile and my breathing felt much better. A slight sore throat remains but I don’t think it’s anything too bad. Good as it would be annoying to have rested to then be forced to rest by illness especially as I have next week off work.

Maybe next week I’ll have something interesting to report?


Posted 04/03/2018 by Isobel Muir in Running

3 responses to “NOT more running

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  1. four kentish bramley apple hot cross buns – worth the blog in itself 🙂


  2. Know exactly what you mean about “falling off the wagon” when planning a rest week! 🙂
    Enjoy the hot cross buns. Nice post!


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