Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Allergies, Running, Swimming and My Son

I got one nasty allergy attack last week which progressed into a full on cold with some nasty chest congestion. I probably didn't help it by proceeding to hammer my workouts and wear my body down to exhaustion.

I spent this past weekend in Maine at a camp my wife's great grandfather founded. this was the 90th anniversary which is pretty amazing considering all that has happen in that time for this camp to endure.

My run workout on Friday was to be a good paced 6-7 mile effort; it turned out to be a 13 mile lost dash to beat the rain. I got lost on some back roads and failed to have much in the tank for the additional 6 miles tacked on to the plan. I was happy to reach the camp and have the beautiful lake to jump in to and cool off. I was joined by my son for a few laps which made all the pain go away.Saturday was a nice easy 4 mile run to the camp from the hotel followed by a great 2 mile swim in the lake. All in all some good long base sessions; now it is time to dial up the speed with a potential bike race this weekend.

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