Friday, December 5, 2014

Running Nose

I have had this post-nasal drip and chest cold going on for almost two weeks now.  Saturday through Tuesday was the worst.  It's getting better, but it's lingering.  The biggest hindrance to my running is the lack of sleep.  I spend the nights tossing and turning because I can barely breathe.  I am exhausted by morning.  The general rule of running while sick is if it's above your neck, you can run.  If it's below (like a chest what I have), you shouldn't.  I ran.

Tuesday - 4.25 miles, 33:48, a 7:57 pace.

Thursday - 5.86 miles with 5 x 100m strides, 39:35, a 6:45 pace.  I set out to do 8 miles, but I was too damn tired.  As for my pace, I'm kind of surprised.  I wonder if something wonky is going on with my watch.

Friday - 7.45 miles, 1:00:29, an 8:07 pace.  It was 41 degrees when I went out at 9:45.  I wore shorts because I'm hard core (actually, because I saw a guy wearing shorts yesterday and I thought he looked hard core).  They did their job (you know, covering my bottom and such) and I was comfortable during all 7.45 miles.  Had it been two degrees colder, I would have froze.  My head was cold so I also wore my brand new hat.  I felt good, no matter how crazy I looked.

Please ignore the polaroid of my daughter
and her friend being mauled by a
tyrannosaurus rex.


  1. As inconvenient as post nasal drip may be, it's clearly making you run faster. My rule of thumb on running shorts: 40 degrees or above is always okay (unless there's a pronounced wind chill). And of course they're always the right style choice to wear over running tights (men only).

    1. Pretty sexist comment there, buddy boy. Just for that, I'm wearing shorts over tights on my run tomorrow. Yeah, right! As if! Not! When pigs fly! I wouldn't be caught dead! When Hell freezes over! >feel free to insert your own adynaton<

    2. Did you know that adynaton spelled backwards is "not any dā"? That's when you'll wear them - not any day! However, women are allowed to wear running skirts over running tights. Yes, that's sexist. But they look cute.

    3. I think Madonna circa "Borderline" was the last time I saw any woman wearing a skirt over tights.

    4. I think I'll wear a skirt over tights tomorrow at work.

    5. You may be their lucky star, but they're the luckiest ones by far.