Still coughing but felt like running in the morning to get a breath of fresh air. Went out and ran a mile in 7:10. Then ran with Julia. Ran with Benjamin and Jennifer a bit later. Then ran with 8 miles Ted in the evening on the Provo River Trail. After two miles we found another runner. His name is Alvin, and he is getting ready for the Atlanta Half-Marathon. We maintained 7:40 pace. My HR hovered around 129. Better, but still 7 bpm too high for the pace. Less coughing, although there was quite a bit when we went under I-15.
Still taking lots of garlic. Too bad Americans do not like the smell of it, and I am glad I do not have to work in an office, especially the one where having the "right" smell counts. I am putting "right" in quotes. Perfume and other politically correct substances might smell nice but they do not heal. The smell of garlic and onions might not be as pleasant to some, but they are excellent natural antibiotics. In my entire running career I have gotten a lot of respiratory and other infections, but do not recall ever having to use a synthetic drug for an antibiotic. Large doses of garlic and onions have always been able to bring me back to the point of being able to run again within no more than two days. That said, there are times, I suppose, when a synthetic antibiotic might be necessary, but I think if we learned to enjoy the garlic and onions more when sick and when healthy as well, we would be a lot healthier.