Well, I'm 4 days away from my first race of the year and I've got to say, I'm really not feelin' it. I've had a rough few weeks of training leading up to this race. Last week was the first week I managed to get all my scheduled training in. This week, I've been feeling somewhat run down and like I'm on the verge of getting sick. I skipped my tempo run last night because of my stuffy nose and foggy head and I went to bed extra early. I skipped my swim this morning to get an extra hours sleep so I feel somewhat better today. My nose is still a bit stuffy but I don't feel like a sack of hammers any more. So, the big question is (for me anyway) what do I think I'll be capable of this weekend? The answer: I haven't got a clue. I really don't. I do think that my original goal of 1:40 may be tough to make but I don't think I'll be too far off that. On the other hand, all this extra rest could be doing wonders for me so who knows...??
Things I need to focus on for the rest of this week:
1) Getting as much rest as possible.
2) Eating well & staying hydrated.
3) Staying positive.