Once again, the curse of the pre-race strikes. It started with a sore throat last week, followed by flu and then fever. I haven’t been well for the last 8-9 days and I haven’t been running when I should be peaking for my half-marathon training.
This simply sucks. It’s like taking huge leaps to be only picked up by an undeniable force and then flung backwards. Who knows how long this bout of illness is going to last.
I’ve been coughing till my lungs hurt and I’ve spouted enough phlegm to unsettle any steely man.
I really wanted to race so much at the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2010. I’ve been training hard for a personal best and I knew I can do the half-marathon under 2hrs. I even felt that I can push it further and aim for a 1hr 50min finish but now I don’t even know if I can recover in time to condition myself to finish 21.1km. It’s only 20 days left.
Long distance running is a life long sport and I should take it in my stride but these pre-race curses are happening back-to-back and I feel quite defeated.
I just want to run.