Could it be that the immune system holds off fighting illness (viruses and the likes) whilst you are working hard (running or jobwise) and when it feels you ease off a bit (whilst tapering or starting your holiday) takes the opportunity to do its job? Just a theory, could be total bo**ocks...
This isnt another, should i run before a race blog, but an interesting fact that i have noticed about my own self. In a lot of races, i always seem to catch a bug in the week or so before, its either a cold, or a chest gunk fest, or something along those lines. Sometimes i think i am jinxed. There is some arguement to say i have been overdoing it, but has anyone else had this happen to them?
Well 7 days to go. Doing some 8 milers this week. Seen many a good runner fall despite lots of training, so just keeping an open mind and will just enjoy it, whilst keeping a target loosly in my vision.
Last year i was crippled with back pain, last few miles. My theory is, i just have to run it, to beat my time, since i did a lot of walking last time.
I have never been a good, grab a cup, stop, drink kind of guy. Hence my pack, and I use the tablets in the water to restore electrolytes. We all have our ways. 8.15 pace out of my league. All you need is a pace of 8.9. That's what I am going to do. Its a tough beast, and I am not going to under estimate it.