It's not even officially summer yet, and it's heating up. Temps have been in the low 90's this week and it's only going to get worse.
Yesterday I finally got my swim in. I ended up running 4 miles first and then headed for the pool. After running the 4 miles, I wish I could have jumped straight in the pool, but since we don't have one in the back yard, I had to drive to the gym. The water felt good. Since I didn't know if the cough would come back or not, I decided to do an easy swim. I still swam the 2,000 meters I normally swim, I just swam slower. Right before bed, I started coughing some, but not near as bad as last week when I swam. Hopefully the Advair is working.
Today I knew I needed to get my workout in as soon as I got home. My son had soccer and my daughter had volleyball, plus I was meeting some people for dinner, so it was going to be a quick workout, too. Based on that, and since I haven't been on the bike in a while, I decided to go for a bike ride for as long as I could before I needed to get back home and shower. I ended up getting 9.45 miles in, but it was grueling. The high temperature today was 92 with a heat index of 99. And to top things off, there were 20-30 mile per hour gusts of wind. And as luck would have it, those winds came at me on the uphills. I felt like I was going so slow, and the sweat was just dripping off me. I just hope the temps don't warm up too fast on Sunday, and I hope the wind dies down before then. Otherwise, I may be toast!
Since Danskin is Sunday, I'll probably take tomorrow and Saturday off. Saturday for sure. If I do anything tomorrow, it may be an easy 3 mile run (either on the treadmill or late at night!). I'm as ready as I'm going to be for Sunday. I just hope the cough stays away and I'm able to push myself.
1 week ago