Saturday marks my second race in a week. It could also potentially mark the first time that I run in a week.
After being sick for a week, I finally went to the doctor Tuesday afternoon. She didn’t advise me against running, just said to listen to my body and play things by ear. I’m hoping that I’ll feel up to going for a short run after work today, to see how my body reacts to running. I’m trying to stay positive and think that I will in fact be able to run Saturday’s race.
Assuming that I run Saturday’s race, I definitely won’t be pushing myself hard. I achieved my new PR last weekend at the Dulles Day 10k on the Runway (which I still need to recap), so I’ll just be going out and running completely based on how I feel.
Naturally, I have three very different goals for Saturday’s race.
Goal A – Finish the race in under 1:08:11 (10:58 pace) – my PR from last weekend, which I’ll push myself towards if I’m feeling up to the challenge
Goal B – Finish the race in under 1:11:08 (11:27 pace) – my current half marathon PR pace, which is what I’ll likely be striving towards since I’ve been sick
Goal C – Cross the finish line – what I’ll aim to achieve if I’m not feeling up to running the entire race
QOTD: Have you ever run a race after being sick during the week leading up to the race?