Monday, July 28, 2008

Checking in...

Hey all,

A week come and gone. I want to say thanks for everyone's post about my pinky toe. After a lot of icing and some ibuprofen, by Monday I was out and about.

My running legs are coming back. On the other hand, in the past few days, I have been waking up with a cough. My weekend was a lot of down time. Lots of naps, breaks and in general lazy around.

On Sat, I went out for a long run. Something ain't right (probably from my sickness). My HR was higher than normal. I can't get it below 165. Last few kms was brutal. Just baking out there. I keep wondering where's the rain (the weather channel was warning there are thunderstorms).

I thought I did 19 km. After tracking the map, I only did 15 km. That would explain why I finished so fast. I also need to have longer run routes. The weather forecast said it would rain. Instead, I was baking under the sun. By the time I ran back home, it started to down pour. And I really mean down pour, there was a stream forming in my backyard.

Yesterday, instead of going for a run after church, I stayed home and snooze. Good thing I took a quick run before church.

Things wise, I am getting ready to go to Transplant Olympic. I got my vacation approved at work (yes). I emailed a local newspaper and the sport report wants to do a story on me (yes). I am going to ask other local TV/radio stations to see if they are interested.

I would love to promote transplant awareness out to the public.

Training wise, this week will be the same as last week. Go out to run as much as I can (in relative to how I am recovering from the sickness). And get as much rest as I can :)

Training Summary for July 21-26

Mon - 45' (w/ friends, EZ)
Tues - 65' (w/ another friend, faster pace, Z3)
Wed - 60' Hill repeats (Z3 max)
Thurs - 21' (EZ w/ 5 Strides)
Fri - Rest
Sat - 102' (Long run)
Sun - 25' EZ run + 10' Bike

Total Run Time - 5 hr 20 min
Total Run mileage - 52.9 km

I wouldn't say very impressive. Given the cough. I would say this is ok.

5 comments:

Wendy said...

Nice news on the Transplant Olympics front!

Take care of yourself.

Darren said...

Runner boy! Nice work raising transplant awareness... everyone sign your organ donor card!!

Cheers bro.

ShirleyPerly said...

Cool the local newspaper is interested in doing a story on you. Take care so you can do well there!

Steven said...

Great job, Cliff.

Way to represent!

brendaj said...

That's very cool about the newspaper. I hope you're back to feeling 100% soon!