A.M. Slept in and rested.
P.M. Felt better than yesterday. Ran a total of 10, most of it was with the kids. 4 with Benjamin, 2 with Jenny, 2 with Julia (Joseph joined us for a mile), 0.5 with Jacob, and 1.5 alone. Wore an HRM - 126 at 8:40 pace, 132 at 8:00, 135 at 7:30. So about 12 bpm too high. Resting HR was 68-70, about 20 bpm too high. Still had the post-run chain smoker's cough. I've had it every single time I got a cold in the last 5 years.
This condition made me think about how much different it is to be sick vs being out of shape. I lean in the direction of treating both without much of a distinction. A revolutionary and possibly outrage and mockery inviting idea, but I think it deserves some merit. A mile run test should be a part of a medical exam. If a young man cannot crack 7:00, treat it as a pathology! So if he has a minor heart problem, we discover it when he fails the test, not when it becomes a severe problem, and he dies in the middle of dinner a few years later. Many health problems will be diagnosed and treated early before they develop into something worse with this approach.