7 miles easy
9:33 avg pace
I’m skipping speed work this week. My legs are definitely not feeling it. Rather than force it, I’m going to do another easy run tomorrow but include some striders. Having fresh legs for my last 20 22-miler is more important than speed work this week.
My favorite parts of the day are my morning run and eating dinner with Matt. The whole job thing in the middle I could do without.
I’m already starting to bathe in hand sanitizer. Germs, stay away! Usually this neurotic behavior doesn’t begin until the taper but there are some nasty bugs going around. Last May, I got a head cold 2 weeks before my marathon. It started to go south towards my chest, which is never good news. Since I have asthma, this usually gets real ugly and drags on and on. I went to the doctor and begged and begged for an antibiotic (“I have a marathon in 2 weeks, I cannot be sick!”). He prescribed one and I was on it up until 2 days before the marathon. If felt superhuman, like no germs could catch me!
What is your favorite part of the day?
What crazy things do you do to avoid getting sick before a big race?