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.
On another note, here are 31 other reasons that running is good for your health.