I went for a longer run yesterday. The cough was still there (and still is), but the fever was gone, and I did not feel like passing out while putting my running clothes on. Plus, mom arrived from Romania for a couple of months, and she begs to babysit for Petru. Have I mentioned that pleasing my mom has always been my first desire? I plan to do a lot of it while she is around, to let the Petru-Buni bonding grow stronger and stronger.
The run went better than I thought. I managed 11 miles while listening to "Would science make psychotherapy more effective" (NPR's science friday) and Run Live 2.0. I absolutely love listening to podcast while running. The pace was: 9.04, 8:54, 8:50, 8:35, 8:30, 8:35, 8:20, 8:10, 8:00, 7:50, 7:40. Nothing to write home about, but nothing embarrassing. Just happy to be running. My coughing bouts scared a couple of walkers, I think, although I was careful to cover my mouth and turn away from everyone. These days coughing in public brings so many dirty looks....it used to be sympathy...
This week I am back to increasing my mileage. I decided after-all to run 5 times a week. I'll be doing something like 8-10speed, 4 easy, 8-10 tempo, 4 easy with hill sprints, and a 13-24 mile run. Hopefully I'll manage a couple of 50+miles week. For now, I am just building the schedule and adding a few strides at the end. My recent 5K pace puts me at 3:19:02 for the marathon, which makes me happy particularly since I did not train for this 5K. Funny thing, I am excited about running slow for a while and getting my body recover fully from this super-potent bug. The night I am going to sleep through, without coughing, will be such a celebration!
Congrats to all those who raced this weekend, especially to Aron who got her BQ. Her one year journey is inspirational and it was wonderful to watch her get stronger and tougher and push through so hard to make her dream real! nicely done!
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