Wednesday, December 07, 2005

After a Good Run comes a ... yes, you guessed it

Some of you guys and gals might be getting a kick out of running in adverse weather conditions, but I can tell you I am getting thoroughly sick of the Irish winter weather. Today was probably a little bit warmer than on previous mornings, but you couldn’t really tell because it was lashing, and to compound the misery the wind was blowing really strong in places – just what you need when you’re not feeling too well anyway.

The kids all had a stomach bug over the last week. It could have been worse, because between throwing up violently they were totally chirpy. For the last two days I could feel it myself, I haven’t thrown up (yet), but there is a certain uneasy feeling around my stomach area. Additionally, due to late work commitments I didn’t get to bed until 0:40 last night. I got up at 6:20, and that’s not even nearly enough sleep. The schedule called for an 8-mile tempo run, but somehow I wasn’t quite up for it. I certainly put in the effort, but the pace wasn’t forthcoming, and I hardly ran faster than on Monday, when I seemed to glide along effortlessly. My left hamstring made itself known again as well. It’s just a little twinge at the moment, not enough to stop me from running, but enough to have me a little bit worried.

I need to rest – I’ll go to bed early tonight and hope the kids will cooperate. Tomorrow is just a 4 mile recovery run, and if I manage 2 or 3 nights of 8 hours sleep, I’ll be fine again.

7 Dec: 8 miles, 1:06, 8:15 pace, faster during the middle 4 miles, quite slow warm-up and cool-down

8 comments:

  1. This all sounds very familiar. Hang in there.

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  2. Ah, nothing like a winter wind to add a dash of misery to a run. Don't worry about the pace, you were able to put the miles in the bank, that is the important part. That is to say that on a day when you would rather stay home, 8 miles at a slower pace are better than naught.

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  3. Hope you get feeling better soon, seems like everyone has been nabbed by the bug. Been lucky myself so far..
    Get some rest now, kids will be kids :)

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  4. Here's to kids sleeping through the night. Cheers.

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  5. Hang in there, T. I got bit by the stomach bug this week, and it is NO FUN, as your kids can attest to, I'm sure.
    And I'm hearing you on the winter weather. I have had my fill of northeast Ohio winters, and it is only December!!

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  6. tis the season to be queasy la,la, la,la la,la,la,la.

    If the christmas parties don't get ya then the seasonal bugs will.

    keep on running.

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  7. Hang in there name-brutha!

    What schedule are you following anyway?

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  8. I know I kvetch about the NJ winter but at least during snow spells it's dry and sunny - I don't know how you do it.

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