Yesterday afternoon I began to feel some cold symptoms and last night I woke up with a proper cold and also some coughing. I hate when this happens but there’s not much you can do. It is winter and at work there are sick people all the time. Shopping malls are also full of sick people and avoiding a cold is close to impossible.
So this morning I had to skip my run and will rest tomorrow as well. I’ll take stock on Friday and see how I feel. At the moment I’m reasonably happy as it hasn’t gotten any worse so far.
A few days rest won’t do any harm. In fact, it might be a small blessing for my body to get a bit of rest. Next week I’m starting my serious training for the 50km Mont-Aux-Sources trail race in September. July and August will be hard training for this difficult race.
This also means I’ll have to wait a few days before I can try my new (very fast) shoes on a run!
I bought new running shoes and I must say thanks to everyone who responded to my post about new shoes and me cutting my shoes to be perfect. These are the new Nike Pegasus 27 and after trying on many different shoes at various running stores, I realized (again) that there is no other shoe that fit my feet better.
Will I cut them? I’m not sure yet as they did change the shoe a lot and maybe I won’t have to. If necessary, yes, I’ll cut them. The shoes still have the support thingy that caused me blisters in the previous models, but it has been changed and may just be fine. I’ll only know for sure when I run far enough in them.
I’ll keep you posted on the shoes and also post more details about the Mont-Aux-Sources challenge and my planned training for the event. My next race is the 21km Vaal Trail Run on 11 July.