I did my warm up at 4.5mph, ran for an hour at 5.2 which you all know is the forever pace, and then did a cool down to hit 5.6 miles and stopped. I even did an incline of 0.5 which I haven't done this week because of the cold. All counted I ran 65:20 and ran 9km, and my girls behaved. Lillian did the help thing again but I went up, told her to go to sleep, and then she was quiet. Katrina stayed asleep until I finished showering and then woke up. She does this a lot which I really appreciate. Part of me thought I should keep going but I had to remind myself that even though I feel great running I don't need to push myself too hard because it is a REST week, which means take it easy, and actually REST. Since I had planned to only do 5 miles and did 5.6 I figured enough was enough.
Even though I'm sick my body apparently is happy to run for me. I went on with a headache and sore legs and a nasty cough, and came off without the sore legs, a lesser headache and still the same cough. My cold may be evil but it is staying out of my lungs and only hurting my head and throat. Phlegm may be gross but it doesn't stop me running, though it is doing a number on my voice!
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