Since Christmas I had slowly upped the daily mileage, from 4 to 5 to 6 miles, and maybe this morning wasn't the best to up it again to 7 miles with that annoying head cold but what's done is done.
For easy recovery runs, there is one very simple rule. Every time you finish the run, if somebody told you to go out and do it again, you have to be in a position to do so without problems. I can honestly say that this has been the case for every single run recently - and that's why I don't think running through a head cold is a problem, not even when recovering from overtraining / overracing.
Oh, and Happy New Year! Thankfully the road isn't as busy as the gym right now.
- 1 Jan
- 5 miles, 40:13, 8:02 pace, HR 155
- 2 Jan
- 6 miles, 48:43, 8:07 pace, HR 154
- 3 Jan
- 6 miles, 50:17, 8:22 pace, HR 148
- 4 Jan
- 7 miles, 59:06, 8:26 pace, HR 151