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Another run, another week

Posted by katrinwolfe on Jan 16, 2011 7:47:53 AM

The winter has been cold.  The snowfall has not been too bad but the cold weather has been tough.  I saw on the news the other day since December 1 we have only been above freezing maybe 4 or 5 times.  I want some warmth.  A couple of days consistently above freezing would be wonderful.

 

I have decided to change my training schedule a little. Instead of having only one day of week of cross-training, I am going to do two.  I have decided to do the cross-training with the scheduled strength training on Tuesday and Thursday.  I like doing cross-training activities.  Also, my runs on Thursday have been very poor or I have not had the mental focus I would like.  I think this change will help me because I need another small break from running during the week, and I get to add some activities I really enjoy.

 

I just purchased a Nike+ for my iPod.  I wanted a tracking system for my runs and this is the one that seemed to fit everything I wanted.  I already had the iPod.  I took it on my run yesterday for 7 miles.  I decided not to calibrate it before I ran.  Bad idea.  The Nike+ definitely needs calibrated.  I need to do that sometime this week.  I ran for about 60 minutes yesterday which the Nike+ said was 7 miles.  I know my pace is not good enough to run 7 miles in 60 minutes.  I figured I ran approximately 6.5 miles in reality.  I just wanted to test the Nike+ now before I got into long runs.  I will calibrate this week.  I have a micro-cycle this week with six miles on the weekend.  That is a good distance to see how my calibration is compared to my time and actual distance.

 

I am very grateful for the rest day today and the micro-cycle this week.  I have developed a small cold.  Only annoying and nothing serious.  Some nasal congestion and drainage which is leading to a sore throat.  I think the sore throats are the worse.  I hate waking up in the morning with a pain in my throat and the pain of swallowing.  I will get by, lets of fluids and some vitamin C are in order to beat this bugger quickly.  

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