Friday, December 21, 2012

Executive Decision...

I can't do it.   I CAN NOT run this weekend.  My chest feels like someone dumped a ton of bricks on it and then started punching me repeatedly.   Today, I am struggling to breathe and may end up at the clinic.

Add to that the -20C that Calgary has decided to rest on for the weekend (hey - where are those giant fireballs when we need them?) - I just can't do it.

So, I am skipping my longest long runs.

I feel like crap about it, but I would rather rest and recover and come back strong for the race...instead of ending up with pneumonia or bronchitis and risk missing the actual event.  Not worth it.

I am really glad I got in a 32k and a 34k and a zillion in the high 20ks.   I wish I had more back to back runs in that list, but it is what it is.  I know I can rock both races at the slow pace I am planning on.   I just need to get better.

Sometimes it is just better to be smart than to follow the plan.

3 comments:

  1. This is completely the right decision Cori. When you're sick, you need to focus on getting better. You've done this before and your training will take you to the finish.

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  2. I hope you feel better soon! Better to focus on getting well rather than grinding the kilometres out. You've done great training so you'll be in good shape! And don't be afraid to go to the clinic. One of the girls on my team finally went to get checked out after a couple weeks of being sick and it turns out she has pneumonia!

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  3. Good decision. Rest up and enjoy the holidays. No good could come out of attempting to run this weekend.

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