16 Mar Cold Running
Unfortunately I have had my training for a marathon derailed for 2 weeks. A nasty cold turned into a lung infection which just lingered with all this darn rain. So I am wondering now how I get back up into the groove where I am pushing for 20 mile runs to get ready for a marathon. I came across this article in Runner’s World that says that it’s a not a good idea to go back to running if you have a lung infection. I am happy to subscribe to this advice, because I didn’t really feel much like running for the last two weeks.
I am almost better and ran just one day a week the last two weeks. Yesterday’s run was a personal best 3-miler for this year at 22:34. I am dreading the long run however. I just can’t see myself trudging along for 13 miles after having been out of the habit for 3 weeks. My guess is to go back about 3 weeks and pick up the training schedule from there. So it looks like a 7 mile run tomorrow. It looks like there will be a one hour window in the morning from 8-9AM where the rain will let up. I’m going to try to make that window.
On another note: Some guy tested all the GPS watches to see how accurate they were. The results were surprising.