Wednesday, May 18, 2011


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...


Brent Buckner said...

Oh noes!

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

Danielle in Iowa in Ireland 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!

Anonymous 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!