Last week I wrote about cold and flu season peaking along with my weekly mileage — and jinxed myself.
As you read this, I’m suffering from an ear infection and upper respiratory infection. My husband, kids and I all caught the same cold, but they’re recovered or recovering and I’m sitting here miserable. But it’s my own fault; I was sick and ran my last long run before the marathon — 20 miles — on Saturday anyway.
The 9-minute-mile-pace run included plenty of hacking, spitting, praying and snotty tissues. It was not pretty, but I got it done.
Now that I’m resting (and medicating), the race-day worries are already creeping up on me. I’m worried about race-day weather, my race-day outfit, my race-day fuel… the day-before-race-day meal, the day-before-race-day hydration, and the night-before-race-day sleep...