Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Irked!

Woke up at 4:30 with a sore throat! It's nothing major, it's the kind that's just on one side on the upper area at the back, not deep in the throat - but it is already turning to a pretty runny nose also.

All above the neck, wouldn't normally stop me from working out: I was really looking forward to this morning's workout and seeing Lauren, I was actually leaving my apartment building with all my gear for swim and spin & then on the street as I stopped to blow my nose I thought, "I am an idiot!"

I had a great training weekend last weekend, and big plans for Saturday that I need to be well for - I will take today off, and tomorrow and Friday too if I'm still feeling below par. A few days off will not hurt my fitness.

Right now I am sucking one of Brent's zinc lozenges; I have been eating them for the past day or two, really this past weekend's training was just the sort of thing that knocks out your immune system temporarily...

3 comments:

Brent Buckner said...

Oh noes!

Wordver: exaterac
Which clearly *ought* to be a word.

Danielle in Iowa in Seattle said...

I think that given this weekend's plans and how it is a canary of sorts, that yes, you should race this thing as rested and recovered as possible!

carlsincharge said...

A few days off will not hurt your fitness and you don't want to dig yourself into a hole this close to race day. Good choice!