Thursday, May 01, 2008

Be nice to your lungs

You may need them some day.

Mine are really pissed at me. (That's angry, not drunk, all you foreigner folks what don't speak American).

3 miles on the track today at (for me) sluggishly slow paces, at a moderate exercising heart rate (150-165 bpm) but at an elevated breathing rate of 2:2, about like I usually do when running 2 to 3 minutes faster per mile. Obviously somebody somewhere in the lung function department didn't report to work today.

I guess getting over this pneumonia thing will take longer than I thought. Heck, I thought once I finished off the antibiotics and the coughing stopped I'd be good as new. NOT.

And I've got Columbia (Olympic) triathlon in 2 weeks. This is going to be extraordinarily ugly.

(The good news is that I got my Garmin Forerunner 305 heart rate meter working again after some downtime after replacing the battery and then several weeks after which I finally figured out that I had to re-link it to the wrist unit. It sometimes does help to RTFM).


LBTEPA said...

Eugh. Get well soon!

ShirleyPerly said...

Bummer to hear you're still dealing with remnants of that pneumonia. Take care and hope for the best!