I’ve been sick with a stomach bug since Tuesday and I’m still not well at all. I’ve taken the wise decision to skip my marathon this Sunday and rather rest and get the bug out of my system completely. So, Slow Mag Marathon 2011 is a no-go for me.
I’m a little sad about this but it doesn’t matter that much in the end. I’ll take the downtime as good rest for my legs before I do the Easter 100 next weekend. This is a 100km training run over 3 days. Friday 48km, Saturday 33km, Sunday 19km.
It is at times like this that I am so happy that I am a very dedicated runner that trains and runs more than the average that is required. It is when something happens and I have to miss some runs that this becomes important, because now it doesn’t matter that I miss a marathon or some long runs for a few days. I’ve done enough already.
Good luck to everyone racing this weekend! Boston time in the US and here in SA it is the Loskop 50km and the Slow Mag Marathon where many of my friends will be in action. Go strong everyone!