A blog by a guy named Chris who writes about running. Usually trail running--often at the ultramarathon distance. See you on the trails.
"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go." -T.S. Eliot
"Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional." -Dalai Lama
"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." -Leonardo da Vinci
Friday, February 26, 2010
Test Runs Suspended
Today was supposed to be test run #11, but I suspended it...at least until next week, but probably until my resting heart rate drops back to normal. Today it was 59. That's one higher than last week and about 8 higher than normal. Something is wrong. I thought last week's high reading was due to my dentist visit. Guess not. There must be other stress producing agents at work...literally. Furloughs, early retirements, budget cuts, lay-offs, restructuring, big projects being derailed...the list goes on and on. Things better improve...or I need to adjust...otherwise this training stuff is not going to work out well. So, for now, my test runs are suspended indefinitely (hopefully only for a week or two). I'm going to use my heart rate monitor on all runs over the next 7-14 days to make sure I don't push too hard. And I'll track my morning resting heart rate more regularly to see if this is a momentary blip or an extended elevation. Sometimes work just sucks. I'll keep plugging away with easy runs. Hope to get a short run in after work today just so I feel better about skipping this morning's run. Looks like the weekend will bring warmer temps (low 30s) and no snow. Maybe I'll actually get in a long endurance run. Hope springs eternal.