Saturday, January 3, 2009

Weekend Not-So-Long Run

I totally whimped out on running outside this morning.  I probably should have done it - the weather was just about at 32 degrees when I started on the treadmill, so it wasn't too cold - however, I was still a bit nasally and didn't want to risk getting sick again.

Probably a good thing, as my heart rate started to elevate about 3 miles into my run.  My body is still pretty run down - I'm not 100% yet.  I ended up doing 4 miles - not the 5 I was hoping - at a bit of a slower pace than Thursday's run (10:59/mile with an average HR of 149).

I did do my push ups this evening as well.  Since last time I tired out too quickly, I backed off towards the beginning and did sets of 12 instead of 15.  It definitely paid off.  I was able to do five full sets, and the last set I got up to 22.  So 70 push-ups in all.  I'll try to add one push up per set over the next few times (13 per set, then 14, then 15, etc) and see where my "breaking point" is.

I'm not sure what next week holds for me.  I'll be getting back into the swing of things with work and the kids being back in school.  I'll hopefully be able to get 3 weekday runs and 1 weekend run in, however, I won't push the mileage unless I start to feel better.

1 comment:

Marcy said...

Wise choice to back off. Get better soon!! ;D ;D