I’m sick. Boo! I started feeling kind of crappy a couple of days ago and it’s just gotten worse. I had a 6 mile ‘marathon pace’ run yesterday: missed it. Today is my ‘rest’ day but I didn’t run yesterday so I didn’t need any rest today. Tomorrow, I am supposed to run 5 easy miles before my 22 mile run on Saturday.
I hope I feel well enough to run tomorrow. I don’t know if I should even attempt my long run if it’s my first run since Monday.
Now I know why I was in such a bad mood on Monday. I was down on myself for feeling tired and worn out when I was REALLY just getting sick!
Skip the long run this Saturday and rest. Rest facilitates recovery and the sooner you recover (fully) the sooner you can get back to running. Be blessed.
Thanks. My marathon is Feb 5 and I REALLY need this 22 miler to feel mentally prepared. I guess I could do it next week and start tapering after that.
I concur with skipping the long run and giving yourself some time to recover.Get well soon!