Several months back, hubby and I signed up to run our local HM as a team of 2, so each doing approx 10k. Its this Sunday and will be my first timed race. My goals are really basic:
* finish within cutoff time (cutoff time is 3.5h, so should be fine)
* not finish last
* not be slowest runner not in fancy dress (this is my stretch goal)
BUT I have a HORRIBLE cold. It was bad enough to keep me at home in bed on Monday and Tuesday. I'm pretty confident it is just a cold not flu and have no sypmtoms before the neck - just stuffy nose and TOTAL tiredness. I mean really really tired. Taking naps during the day and sleeping way more than usual at night.
I have 3 days left to get over it, and I really really want to do the run. Got the instructions mail yesterday with a photo of the cute little ankle wrap chip that we have to pass between us.
What do you think - is it madness? Monday is a public holiday here, so I figure that I can pay for it with another day in bed if it comes to it... (2 years ago, I'd have told someone in this position that it is madness, but that was before I caught the running bug, on the other hand the race will still be there next year.)
I haven't done any running since the symptoms hit, and don't intend to try it, but I feel like I could run - my breathing is OK (breath through mouth anyway when running). Obviously I'd dose up on ipuprofen first...