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.