|I don't have much faith in Garmin's|
fitness estimates. But this is
still amusing and eyecatching.
I've joked that my goal for the last few weeks since CIM has been to shed all that extra fitness, and I think I've accomplished that. Or at least my Garmin thinks so.
Part of my purported fitness loss resulted from last week's head cold. Though I had kicked the cold by the end of the week, its after effects lingered in my lungs. For much of this week I sounded like Fran Drescher with laryngitis. Weight lifting and yoga were fine, but anything requiring aerobic effort was more challenging than I would have liked, and accompanied by coughing fits.
I managed to get in to see my asthma doctor on Friday, and she confirmed this was an asthma flare resulting from the head cold. The solution was a 5 day blast of prednisone.
The prednisone did a great job with the asthma flare - it's magic stuff. But (because it's magic stuff), it's not cool to race on while taking it, so I sat out the New Years races this weekend. I did manage to get some "marathon pace feel" miles in on Saturday at the end of my not-so-long run - my first non-easy running since CIM. I can't say I'm in great fitness, but it didn't feel too bad (of course, that could be the prednisone too....)
So that's a start. And I get to start workouts again this week, with hill repeats on Tuesday morning. I'm looking forward to it.
Monday: In the morning, 10 "miles" pool-running plus yoga. Foam rolling at night.
Tuesday: In the morning, 3.5 miles to yoga (9:47), yoga, and then 6.5 miles (9:43). Foam rolling at night.
Wednesday: In the morning, 10 miles (9:42) plus drills and two hill sprints, followed by upper body and core weight training and foam rolling.
Thursday: In the morning, yoga and 10 "miles" pool-running. Foam rolling at night.
Friday: In the morning, yoga and 10.5 miles (9:10) plus drills. Foam rolling in the afternoon.
Saturday: In the morning 12.5 miles (first 8.5 at 9:10, last 4 at 7:18) and upper body weights plus core and injury prevention work.. Foam rolling in the afternoon. Smoke machines, sleep deprivation, alcohol, bouncing, obnoxious behavior at night.
Sunday: In the very late morning, 12 miles (9:23) plus drills. Yoga in the afternoon, followed by foam rolling.