Licorice’s Training Log – 4.6.14

This week was one step forward, one step back. The good news? My revised schedule worked out much better, and the first half of the week got off to a great start. The bad news? The second half of the week totally tanked when I came down with bronchitis, of all things. I haven’t had bronchitis in almost 20 years… until this weekend. The one positive was that while my chest felt horrible and I was coughing like crazy, I didn’t have that zapped feeling that usually comes with a cold. Since the small fry is still making me get up several times a night, that was a blessing. However, since my symptoms were definitely below the neck and I didn’t want to risk getting any sicker than I had to, running and exercise got put on hold for a few days.

Stroller naps are the best naps
Stroller naps are the best naps

I’m still rocking the 1 minute run, 1 minute walk interval. I was hoping to progress that after this week, but since my cough threw a wrinkle into it, I’ll have to wait another week. I can still tell that my fitness is improving, though: I’m not feeling as tired at the end of runs as I used to (although that could just be because I’m getting better at pacing myself again) and I’m slowly but surely getting used to running with the stroller. While things might not be moving as fast as I’d like them to, they’re at least moving in the right direction.

Monday: Stroller Strides
Tuesday: 2.2 mile run/walk
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Stroller Strides
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: Rest

Total for the week: 2.2 miles

In a previous life, I worked on computers and spent all day sitting. Thanks to running, I've rebooted my career and am now a running and triathlon coach and soon-to-be physical therapist. I've also got the mind and spirit of an elite trapped in the body of a back-of-the-packer.

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