The penultimate week was a bit of a non-event really. I woke up on Tuesday morning with a bit of a cold. I opted to have a go at the interval session as I’ve not done much speedwork and a few 400m’s wouldn’t do any harm. Calves were a bit tight but got through the session ok. The following day the cold had hit me full force so off to Boots at lunchtime to buy whatever they had for sale along with orange juice and VitC tablets (although in the case of orange juice and VitC it was a bit of shutting the gate after the horse had bolted), but you live and learn eh!
So no running on Wednesday, or Thursday (got some go faster stripes put in my hair). Felt a bit better on Friday so opted for a 4 mile jog/marathon pace run. This felt ok, wasn’t brilliant but didn’t feel at deaths door. Took Saturday as a rest and then decided that I would have a go at the club run on Sunday but would take it really easy (which I was supposed to anyway).
The run was ok, I felt really sluggish and only really felt I got going in the last mile or so . I think that was mostly the taper as it is quite a common feeling and talking to some on the run they were feeling the same as me. We’ve all pushed our bodies so hard over the last few months that I suppose the taper comes along with reduced mileage and body sees it as an opportunity to take a break – or in my case give me a cold!
Anyway, I’m hopeful that it’s now on its way out – I feel fine, but my cough suggests otherwise. I’ve no fever, so plenty of fluids and rest should do the trick…I’ve got this far I’m not about to let a little sniffle ruin it!