I am running, or I am supposed to be running, the Colgate 32km (20 mile) race this Sunday, but I am battling with a cough and a bit of a sore chest. I can also feel a few symptoms of a sinus infection that is giving me a hard time.
The race is part of my training for the Num-Num TrailChallenge on 7 July so I did not plan to rest before the race and would have used it as a long run instead. However, the cough and sore chest forced me to take some rest days and I might even have to take off more days if I don’t feel better by tomorrow morning.
This means I am in the middle of some involuntary taper for Sunday’s race. As long as I recover in time and can still run the race I don’t mind too much. The legs will be happy to get a break although being sick always puts you back a week or so.
I will keep you posted and will probably decide on Friday or Saturday about running the race.
Happy training everyone!