We shut it down on Tuesday.
After last Sunday's death march School Opened on Monday. On site at 6 a.m. at the new high school to coordinate full blown live media coverage and classroom visits. 11 a.m. visit by the governor to a rags-to-success elementary school followed by second governor stop at our poster child high school for a few classroom tours and pep rally. No lunch. Late day. Wiped out.
Tuesday called for 5x1200s. 15 laps. In lap 7 it was apparent I was not in peak health. I walked it in and went back to bed. At 12:30 I woke up and did not feel so hot. I stayed home all day. I have a summer cold. Rest is vital.
Wednesday I went back to work, feeling better. If I'd gone home at 5 I'd have been OK. I stayed until 6:30 and felt like my eyes would not work in any way other than looking straight ahead. I went to bed at 8:30 both Wednesday and Thursday nights to catch up on rest and downed some benadryl to dry up. That got me to today and the cold is still with me.
I skipped my run on Thursday and have 15 miles booked for tomorrow. If I baby it today, I'll try tomorrow.
For you pool minders, I have made progress. The water is an "appealing" color of green now. Still dense but not so slimy looking. Maybe by Thanksgiving it will be clear and swimmable. More toxic remedies to come.