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Over training is over rated, rest better so that you can train even more" - Nick Yster Bester


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Cold and New Shoes



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.

Happy running!

18 comments:

misszippy said...

Feel better! I hope these shoes work for you w/o the cutting, but if not, well, you know what works for you!

ajh said...

Feel better and drink lots!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Hope you feel better - bummer you have to wait to try the new shoes. Ideally the changes in the shoes will be to your benefit!

Emz said...

sweet new kicks! Love them.

love that photo too. hilarious.

get better sooooooooooon!

Giorgio said...

I hope you'll be well soon and ... you'll try your new shoes on a run :) Looking forward to reading about your serious training for the 50km Mont-Aux-Sources|

Rad Runner said...

Oh! sweet shoes! Good call on the no run, the rest will get you better and out on the road sooner then Later! :)

Julie said...

Take care of yourself Johann! I love your new shoes:)

Anne said...

Hope you feel better soon...very cool shoes :)

Char said...

How cruel - new shoes and not being able to run in them straight away. Hope you throw off that cold quickly - zinc and vitamin C sometimes helps.

Johan Stemmet said...

Johann
get well soon, nothing like a cold and not able to train. hate it.
nice shoes
Johan

Jennifer said...

Johann, rest and up and take care of yourself (of course you will). I know you must be dying to test out those beautiful new shoes. Cheers!

Molly said...

Hope you feel better soon, good luck with the new shoes!! (my Nike's are red too, but they're Zooms)

Cindy said...

Nice color on the shoes...love the picture of the tissue box...hope you feel better. The immune system usually suffers a little after a strong running effort. Take care.

Chris Korn said...

Johan, you need to rest a bit. Heck, by the time you read this you will probably be tip-top. Hope so.

Meg said...

I hope you feel better!! Keep us posted on the shoe cutting and have fun with them on the trails.

Christina said...

I love new shoes and am getting ready to change into a new pair (same brand/style). The big question is when do I take them out.? Either I forgot to log my equipment in Buckeye or when they converted to the new upgrade, I don't have all my miles on my shoes and really don't know how many miles I have on my current pair.

Emergence C always helps me with a cold. Hope you feel better.

Sherri said...

I love the new shoes and hope you feel better soon! =)

Thomas said...

I enjoyed all your race reports on the Winter Trail Series. A few days of rest will not negatively affect the fitness you have amassed from running the Winter Trail Series. It generally takes 2-3 weeks of inactivity to significantly affect one's fitness if he/she is in good shape.

Suggestion on the blister problem. I used to have blisters, especially when I run ultras. Check out my previous post on how to prevent blisters: http://lifekeepsonrunning.blogspot.com/2009/01/blisters-how-most-common-injury-in.html

Have a great race at the 21km Vaal Trail Run!