Weekends mean additional sleep ... and headaches. Headaches from an altered schedule, from drink, from rich food, from additional sleep -- all of which leads to dehydration. I feel it in my sinuses, they close in, it is hard to breathe, and it is hard to think clearly. Simple tasks I can accomplish, intricate ones make me irritated and unhappy.
I take pseudoephedrine, I wear a nasal strip, I pound water. And I consider running.
Week 4 Total: 24 miles
Training to Date: 94 miles
Distance: 4 miles
Route: 5 laps around the block.
Laps are tedious, but in this weather they accomplish two things, 1. I am close to home if the situation is just too miserable and 2. there are no intersections, which is so much safer.
Yesterday I ran five laps, 4 miles, and thought there was no way I could do that again, so I headed out to Green Road to make sure I would finish my requisite 8 miles. I required a point of no return.
Climate: snow. awful, mounded snow.
Weight: 175.5 lbs
Breakfast: scrambled eggs, baked beans & wheat toast
The Idiot Kings - Soul Coughing
Wrong - Everything But the Girl
Shoe Box (152 bpm) - Barenaked Ladies
Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers
Birth-Day (Love Made Real) - Suzanne Vega
Love Rollercoaster - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Disseminated - Soul Coughing
Red - Sister Soleil
Devil's Haircut - Beck
The Checkered Flag - Combustible Edison
Local God - Everclear
Tombstone (176 bpm) - Suzanne Vega
Wannabe - Spice Girls
Everything is going up.
Everything is going as planned, yeah.
Everything moves along.
Everything is fine, fine, fine.