But a little cold a few days before a marathon that I have trained months for isn’t ideal. Actually, it’s worrisome and adds more stress to an already stressful time.
Do I check into a hotel? Sleep at my mom’s house? Drink more than I already am? Orange juice?
I hate sounding selfish, but I have worked pretty hard since the beginning of June to prepare for the run on Sunday. I changed my diet and habits and sacrificed things I would have enjoyed participating in. To blow the whole thing because my head and throat feels congested, well… sucks.
The plan is to keep running as I have planned, but to get even more sleep than planned. A nap to too along with extra fluids and vitamins might be in order too.
Nonetheless, I did today’s 5-mile tempo run in 27:41 though I felt as if I could have run faster. The workout wasn't hard, but it wasn't easy either. I definitely wanted to run around 27:15, but I held myself back during the middle miles.
Hopefully, this is just a passing thing.
I think I should get something to drink and wash my hands now.
Just who is this Marilson Gomes dos Santos character? Well, it seems as if he's a marathon runner who can command six-figure appearance fees starting now.
Interestingly, Runner's World web site was the only media in the U.S. (that I saw) that had any information on the Brazilian champion before his great run at the NYC Marathon. Needless to say, RW.com had something on dos Santos after the race, too.