If I wasn't reading "Running with the Buffalos" I may have passed on today's track workout. The issue are in order of affect on performance: cold virus, shin splint?, achilles tendon. I could be worse off and have lousy weather. I think someone visited Palm Springs and brought the beautiful weather with them.
A few walkers and one of the standout local woman kept me company at Myers Field this morning. The warmup over was initially tough but I knew after a mile it would get better. Running 8-9's is about all it gets. Scheduled 1M-2M-1M at slightly slower than 10-K pace.
1M = 5:38 Thought I might be able to pull this off. Dreaming.
2M = 12:02 (5:54,6:08) Realization sets in quick.
1M = 5:50 Tried to turn and burn, Hahaha
Overall a coughing, wheezing and struggling effort. A few times I caught myself all tense and was able to relax. This is rock bottom and it can only get better. Felt good on the way back, first quarter mile and then it was a drag and I stopped on the street leading up to the house to walk it in.
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