Week Disrupted by a Cold
Saturday, February 04, 2012
Date: 4 February 2012 (Saturday)
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Weather: Sunny, wind calm; warming - 66F
Course: Lake Miramar
Time: 44 mins
HR: 150 avg; 158 peak
Shoes: K-Swiss K-Ona #4
Notes: Developing chest cold on Tuesday; probably shouldn't have run in the cold night air on Tuesday. No cardio on Wednesday and postponed scheduled tempo run Thursday. Felt better on Friday but felt a little relapse Friday night, so skipped another workout.
Consequence was this morning's run was disappointing. Started out hoping to do at least 10 miles at 9:00 pace at a walk:run ratio of 8:1. Heart rate elevated quickly to upper 150s during run segments and by mile 5 I was definitely feeling heart/lung fatigue. Legs and ankles felt fine.
Decided a long run just wasn't in the card and aborted after first lap around the Lake. (Also noticed it was warmer than usual, which might have played a role.)
Still have a little phlegmy cough, so I'm assuming diminished lung capacity was primary factor. The few days off should have served as a sort of "mini-taper" so doubt I suffered any de-conditioning during that time. The good news is that ankle soreness is non-existent and hip flexors/quad/lower abs feel good.
Going to count this as a cut-back week, perhaps wrapping tomorrow with the 1+3+1 tempo I skipped on Thursday.