OK, some of you looked at the title and went right to the Byrds. Those who did not, do not bother, the title is what it is -- no secrets.
My recent trip to Santa Fe (elevation 7000 feet) was revealing in two ways. First, being at 7000 feet makes one from sea level a little winded by walking, and when it hits nearly 100 degrees F (38C), the air thins even more. My wife took altitude sickness shortly upon our arrival, and I decided not to push my luck by going on a run. We walked, and being that Santa Fe can be a little hilly (especially for someone living in the Gulf Coastal Plains), we decided that was enough exercise. I did come back two pounds lighter, despite all the great food. Secondly, the plantar fascia in my left foot really began to heal. It made a lot of progress last week, so I am going to continue to rest it this week. Even now, it feels 95% well. We have a lot of work to do around the house and with the property, so I will be busier than usual.
Nonetheless, this week affords the opportunity to do tempo and balance drills, in addition to catching up on some self-study.
Next week I will continue to incorporate cycling and swimming on the same day, pushing the cycling to six miles. I will continue to run the "HR Intervals", and may incorporate a second run on one of the days. We'll see; I have to honor the left foot's plantar fascia before getting too crazy.
Meanwhile, keep moving, and forward if at all possible.