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  • 6 miles
  • 02:20 time
  • 25:00 pace
  • 511 calories
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blah d-run training walk: trail walk 9.01 km 02:20 25:00 pace

Danielle and I did what we had hoped to be a 10K training walk today, but turned into 9. Regardless, we are more than capable of finishing that 10K next Monday!

It was a tough one for me. My shins were killing me for the first two kilometers, and considering I had two rest days, following two extremely light training days that is NOT okay!
Once I stopped and stretched out the legs after the first 2K, things were significantly better for 3-5. Anywhere after 5K it seems is where I start having more issues with the asthma. I took 4 puffs of my inhaler about 35 minutes before we started [once again, possibly missing the optimal window], whereas USUALLY before anything longer than 5K/60 mins I'll do a neb treatment. I'll stick with the neb on race day. I needed the inhaler at 5K, 7K and 8.7K [which I counted as my post-treatment dose]. Once again, WHY is the mystery, and why I'd like to get an exercise challenge test done, to see what's going on in there.

We stopped a few times, one so I could stretch, one so I could get my breathing back in sync, and one so we could get cold water from the casino bathroom sink and pee [in case you cared to know ;)]. If it weren't for the breathing, though, and the initial leg pain, things would have been smooth sailing. So, have to rectify those things for Monday's race.

A little lighter training the rest of the week, Saturday/Sunday off, and I should be good to go on Monday for race morning!

  • Marsi K.
    Marsi K.

    Good job getting it done! Bummer about the asthma attacks. Is there a lot of pollen up there that could be contributing? Ice those shins, and I think you WILL be ready for Monday!! Good luck! :-D

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Jimmie R.
    Jimmie R. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Great miles, Kerri. I love how you don't let the asthma stop you.

    almost 2 years ago

  • Kerri
    Kerri

    Marsi - I actually don't have any allergies other than dust, so that SHOULDN'T be the issue [however, there IS the argument that even without an allergic response, a lot of particulate matter in the are could be causing the asthma to act up].
    My coworker gave me this awesome hot/cold pack. It's in the freezer for another ten minutes and then I will be icing away! :]

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Kerri
    Kerri

    Jimmie - Thanks! :] Hey, what choice do I have, right? As I've said before, I own the asthma, it doesn't own me.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Teri
    Teri You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Kerri, way to stick with it. Sorry you have to deal with it. After reading your post I am humbled. I take for granted how healthy I am, no allergies or breathing problems of any kind.

    almost 2 years ago

  • Kerri
    Kerri

    Hey, no apologies, it's not YOUR fault! To quote my prof, Jay, "It sucks AND I will be okay" :]. I do my best not to use asthma as a cop out [though, I still can't run], and hopefully others will choose to see my outlook as a motivator and do the same :].

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Joy M.
    Joy M.

    Good trail work, Kerri! Hope those shins feel better!

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Kerri
    Kerri

    Did some ice, will ice 'em again before bed, and we'll hopefully be good!

    almost 2 years ago Like