Well, I didn't see it coming but I have a cold and now I'm afraid of how it will affect my marathon on Sunday. Weather continues to look perfect. It's going to be a cool fall day. Today's weather forcast for Sunday has a high of 56 degrees, and a low of 36 (!). So my guess is 40's to start the race. Perfect, if maybe a little chilly. Better than being too hot.
But this cold has me worried. The taper has been great, although it did start off a little rocky. This training program had me on a three week taper. Well, the first week was rough- my legs felt heavy and achy and I was so tired! The second week was better, but there were still some lingering aches and pains, and I didn't have the energy I've come to expect during a taper. This week, though, things are much better.
I missed my 8-mile long run this past Sunday because I couldn't get anyone to watch the kids, but I ran 6 miles Monday, took yesterday off, will run 4 today and 2 tomorrow and take Friday and Saturday off. I feel good. My energy is back and my body feels like it's in a taper now. I'm feeling really positive for Sunday.
Well, that is, until yesterday morning when I woke up with the early symptoms of a cold. Today, it's official. I am sick. :( I'm really bummed, because it couldn't have come at a worse time. I don't know how the next four days will go, but lets hope it's only a little cold and that the symptoms will be gone by Sunday. And lets especially hope that it doesn't get worse and go into my lungs. Right now it's just a head cold.