Monday, June 14, 2010

Da Comun Code

Grr, I woke up this morning with a sore throat and a cough. Not sure where I got it from, but I have a few suspects. Not feeling so great right now, but hope that I can motivate myself to get out and run later on today.

This is week 9 for me! 5 minutes to warm up, 30 minutes of non stop running and a 5 minute cool down. I've come a long way and it feels pretty good ... except for this cold ...


  1. Hi Sonny,

    I just wanted to let you know that I also started running about 3 weeks ago. I took that chance that a friend lent me her Polar heartbeat monitor and that the JPMorgan Corporate Chellange was coming up.

    At first I started with walking about 3.7 to 4.3 miles in about an hour. I would consider this brisk walking.

    After about one and a half weeks I decided to give running a try. Yesterday I ran for 3.38 miles in 33:30 minutes. That is way faster than my JPMorgan time last week. And I felt very good and wasn't as much exhausted as during the JPMCC...

    Now I do also add other elements after the run like doing a few pull-ups on a carpet hanger next to our house after stretching and some pushups, too.

    By the way I am listening to Geocaching podcasts while running. I still have a few others to catch up now as I am up to date with yours.

    Have fun running, keep on and get better with your cold.

    Best, Matthias (vozzik)

  2. There are two trains of thought on running when you are sick. The first says you should take time off and let your body recover. The other train says you should go out and do as much as you can--slow down if necessary, but do something. I've always wondered if running would actually help by bringing up your body temperature and allowing your sinuses to "drain naturally". In any case, you need to listen to your body. If I feel a cold coming on, I usually try to go for a run that day since it is likely that I may decide to take the next few days off.