Friday, October 09, 2009

Same Old, Same Old

I’m still affected by that blasted cold, and I’m not the only one. Out of my team of 7 people at the office 3 have taken days off this week due to sickness. I hope there isn’t more than one bug doing the rounds. I seem to have a hard enough time to recover from the one I’ve got already. Having said that, the neckline test still comes back trumps, and I’m still out running.

Thursday’s run was very nice, under a moon and star-filled sky on the Cromane loop. I took it fairly easy, but still managed a nice pace. After the wind and rain earlier this week, this was a very nice change, and I really appreciated it. The 12 miles passed in no time at all.

In the evening I found out that playing football the day after intervals isn’t a very good idea. I was really sore, and my accelerations was absolutely nowhere – I was constantly half a step off the pace, rendering me even more useless than usual. If I want to continue with that I have to find a way so that the running doesn’t interfere too badly with the football. I still think I can get some training out of football that will stand me in good stead.

Today’s run was a setback in two ways: the weather was lousy again, and the HR was way too high. Even taking the set of strides into account, I was running over half a minute per mile slower than the day before, so how could the average HR be the same? I’m sure the footy didn’t have that much an effect on my running, especially since I took it easier than ever. I can only blame that cold. Niamh said she’s feeling a lot better already, so when is it going to be my turn?
8 Oct
12 miles, 1:32:57, 7:44 pace, HR 144
9 Oct
6 miles, 50:11, 8:21 pace, HR 144
incl. 7x100 strides


  1. Careful with the football, the number of people at my works who get serious injuries playing 5 aside football is frightening [ broken bones- torn muscles etc]
    True its goog fun but high risk fun!
    p.s. try taking cod liver oil tabs the vit D in them is said to be very good for fighting cold- flu etc.

  2. Does that mean Saturday's 5k is out?