I think I have emerged from the flu fog. It has been really interesting to watch my resting heart rate fluctuate as I continue to recover. My resting heart rate during the height of my flu illness was around 90. Wow! My normal resting heart rate is mid to upper 40s. In the middle of a training plan when I’m hitting my peak workouts, it can trend down to the lower 40s. For the last two weeks, it’s ranged from low 60s to upper 50s. In the last two days, it’s back down into a normal range. I like seeing that!
I did my first tempo run of this training plan. It was awesome! I’ve said it before, but I love tempo runs. They are comfortably hard and really show me any progress I’ve made.
This morning I did 2 miles @ 8:57 and 2 miles @ 8:49. Boom! Now to just do 13.1 miles of that in a row. Thank goodness I have 4 more months before I attempt that.
In other non-running related news, today is the first day of spring semester. I have my first face-to-face class weekend next weekend. I’m looking forward to it. I’ve just got to get my brain back into school mode. I am currently trying to remember how I made my to do list and assignment calendar.
And with that…back to productivity! Stay neon!