Cardamom’s Training Log – 1.31.16

Hey Salties! I’m back from my honeymoon in Kenya and Tanzania. Along with the wonderful memories and experiences, I brought back a bad bout of bronchitis. What this means in terms of running is that I need to lay off training. I have chronic bronchitis that lasts for 2-3 months. During this time, I’m limited in what I can physically do. Too much running, either in the form of too fast/hard or too long, results in my bronchial tubes tightening and suffocating me.

Oy/Yo by Deborah Kass
Oy/Yo by Deborah Kass

Tuesday:ย 5.43 easy miles in Prospect Park in 50:31 (9:19 pace)

Thursday: 3.4 slow tempo miles in Prospect Park in 29:14 (8:36 pace)

Saturday: 9 long slow miles with the Prospect Park Track Club (PPTC) in 1:30:59 (10:07 pace). This was the first time that I did a group run with PPTC. We met up near the Saturday Farmer’s market at 8 am. After a route was decided, we all took off. I ran with another member for a part of the run. The original route was 11 miles from Prospect Park to Brooklyn Bridge Park over Manhattan Bridge through Chinatown to East River and over Williamsburg Bridge and back to Prospect Park. I wasn’t up for the entire run, so I ran across Manhattan Bridge and then headed back to Prospect Park.

I'm an academic, a runner, and a New York clichรฉ. I write about the science of exercise, training, and the culture of running. My current goals are a sub-23:00 5K (achieved on 4/22/17 with 22:48) and a sub-1:45 HM (achieved on 10/1/17). Now what?

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    1. Thanks, Caper. The coughing is slowly going away. Fortunately the weather is far warmer than it should be for this time of year and breathing in less cold air is helpful.