Saturday, July 09, 2011
Well... I did it. I did 12 miles today.
I did great the first... well a lot of the miles I did great. Consistent pace, hydrating, snacking, etc.
Around 9 miles or 9.5, there was tightness in my chest. I had asthma as a child and will every so often get it when I'm uber sick in the chest, so I chilled out a little and the gal who runs with me was a little concerned. She kept asking if we should get a cab back, but this is me we're talking about.
It got particularly concerning when my hands swelled up horribly. I know there's always some swelling in heat and working out, that wasn't the big deal. It was how big my hands got, they looked almost bruised. Clearly something funky going on.
So we walked the last 2.25 miles. And STILL came in only 7 minutes over 3 hours (we're training for a 15 mins pace currently). Wait, only 7 minutes? When we walked as much as we did? Cause we walked extra during mile 9 too... I was STOKED about that. Not competitive with myself much now am I? Hahaha.
I talked to a coach, who obviously said, go see a doctor. He says the signs are there that it could be sports induced asthma, but clearly go get it checked out.
What this means is I'll be finding a doc out here a little sooner than I'd anticipated haha. I was going to wait until closer to my birthday, so I have all of my annual exams in my birthday month. So I'll find one now and tell him/her that I'll do the physical in November, but let's just deal with the problem at hand. I'm concerned the team won't let me run if I don't get it checked out immediately (I don't have major issues at the shorter mileages and we have shorter miles for the next two weeks). So on it I get.
Upshot is... I did 12 miles.
Time to go relax for 45 minutes, then take a long hot shower, then tutor, then dinner, then home to SLEEP. Oooohhh yeah.
I'll keep y'all updated.