Started today’s run a little unsure what I would be able to do – I had been coughing a bit here and there through the day but I figured I had to try and see where I got to.
I started doing 7 mph for 2 minutes and then 7.5 for 2 and then alternating until I hit 10 minutes then took a walk break for a minute. Since things felt ok with the lungs, I started dropping the 7 mph chunks down to 1 minute alternating with 2 minutes at 7.5. I kept that up and since I feeling good I started adding in a bit of 8 mph as well. I hit just under 3.6 miles at the half hour point and was feeling really good. I basically did 1 minute walks combined with stints at 8 mph and 7 mph for the second half hour and hit a total of 7.25 miles in 1 hour with a 1% incline.
I didn’t start having any coughs until about 50 minutes in but wasn’t going to stop there by this point. I did have lots of dry coughing after I finished up as my poor lungs protested what I just had done to them. But it had felt really good to push and I am glad I did it.
I don’t work tomorrow and the kids have school…what can I do tomorrow? Maybe a half marathon distance? If not another hour like today would be awesome too. Yeehaw – flu is just about gone and I am starting to feel human again!!!