What's the best way to finish off an excellent weekend? Of course the correct answer is - to get sick! Yes I know I had a cold a month ago but I decided that it was just so much fun that I had to do it all over again. Iven's been sick with man-flu most of last week and, being the loving and giving man that he is, he's decided to spread the joy. Sam and I came down with it almost simultaneously.
Sam came home from work in the middle of the day yesterday for a long nap but I toughed it out all day yesterday then convinced myself that I didn't feel so bad this morning and took myself off to speed session. No, I wasn't feeling too bad until I actually started moving and found that my body just didn't want to. We were doing a cycle of 2x300m repeats followed by an 800m (all with 200m float recovery) and the cycle had to be repeated till Coach Chris said enough. Well, my body said ENOUGH way before he did. I managed two full cycles then the 2x 300's. But the whole time it felt like I was running through mud.
And of course I have a race scheduled for this Sunday and now I don't know what to do. I could do the 10k I've registered for and do it really slowly. Or I could downgrade to the 5k. Or I could pull out all together and get them to carry over my entry fee till next year. Decisions, decisions!!