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.