I really think I'm getting better at this listening to my body thing. Yesterday when I woke up I was feeling a bit sniffly which seemed to get worse as the day progressed. As a preventative I dosed on vitamin C but still felt like ick and wisely I let Christine know because she makes one kick-ass, germ killing chicken soup. When I got home I knew there was going to be no running because the last thing I wanted to do was stress my immune system. Instead it was going to be soup and an early night.
Well everything worked out as I felt no effects of a cold when I got up this morning. Still one of the new rules is to not over-burden my immune system when it's weak so even though I felt good, tonight's 4 miles with 3 at marathon goal pace to an easy 3 mile HR run.
It was a breezy night out there but at least it kept the temp down. The other bonus was that there would be a tailwind for the last half too. I decided to give my HRM one last shot before I contacted Garmin and for a while I thought it was going to actually pass the test; unfortunately that thought was short lived as it started to get wonky around the halfway point. At least I have a good idea of the correlation of were my HR should be relative to pace so I just went with that.
In all it was a pretty good run and I know that taking it easy was the right thing to do. Tomorrow will be another easy night and I hope that I feel good to get in the 6 I have scheduled. Now it's time to have some more soup.