Saturday, March 8, 2008

Training - Illness - 25k

After getting back from Pittsburgh Tuesday, I decided to run around Draper lake. I've done it before, but it's been awhile, and I was refreshing my memory for the upcoming Beacon on the Bay 25k. I like Draper because there are very few people running there. The downside is that there is some traffic all the way around. Anyway I did an easy 14 miles around the lake. Then on Thursday, I felt a little ill. I had a meeting to go to, but felt like I would be ok. I travelled to the meeting, and got very ill in the meeting and had to leave. I went home, got in bed and stayed there to the next morning. That morning I had to meet with someone early, so I went, then went on to work. I felt better as the day went on, but spent a lot of time in my "other office." I was torn on whether to try and run the race, but with my 50 mile attempt coming up in a couple of weeks, I decided to skip the 25k. Saturday morning I felt fairly good, but decided to stick with my decision not to run. I got up, went to the lake and picked up my packet and then went back home. I would have volunteered, but decided that I didn't need to be out in the cold that long. Tomorrow, I travel to San Francisco. I am going to try and find some trails to run tomorrow.
To those of you that did run the 25k Great Job by you all.


Willie said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling bad. I hope you are able to get some runs in out west. We missed you at the Beacon. It really was a good race other than the cold which didn't last too long. The sun really warmed it up by the end of the race. Have a good trip and hope to see you soon.

Adrianne said...

We were looking for you out there. I'm sorry to hear you were sick, but it was wise of you not to run or stand out there in the cold yesterday. We had plenty of wonderful volunteers! Take care of yourself so you can nail that ultra!

See you soon.