It is 2 hours after my workout stopped and I am still blowing my nose. The last time I ran I hurt my calf and then I got a sinus infection from pollen overload. The pollen count is still very high today, but it hasn't been as bad on me the last few days. The pollen has gone from a light green to brown now and I thought it was a turning point. I am fully vested in Claritin and hopefully my nose calms down soon. It is driving me crazy.
So the workout... we did our normal 1 mile warmup, stretching, and then 4x100 striders. All is well. The actual workout is 5x1000 at 5k goal race pace with 200 recovery jog.
I ran the first one in 4:05 (6:34 mile pace) and the second in 4:20 (6:58). That's a considerable drop. The first felt pretty good even though my legs felt like they were burning up. I didn't think too much of since I haven't run in 2 weeks. The definitely felt like I slowed down on the second repeat even though I was trying to maintain the same pace. My lungs were starting to feel asthmatic, though, by the end of that one. I walked the recovery, got a little swig of water, and started the third 1000. My lungs kept getting more constricted as I went and I stopped after 1 lap. That was it. I walked it off and got some cover under a tree.
Within 5 minutes, my nose was running like crazy and my eyes were itchy. Done. I popped one Claritin right away. I biked home and ate some veggie lasagna and popped another Claritin. Hopefully this goes away within the next hour, so I can sleep tonight.