That is the question.
I’m supposed to be taking part in the North London Half Marathon this weekend. I ran a marathon a few weeks back and I did a 10 mile race just last weekend, so theoretically, I am in good shape to do so. It might not be a PB, but it should be a solid enough run.
Except, I’ve had a really bad week. After I finished my 10 mile race on Sunday, I checked my phone and had a message from the husband asking me to go home as the toddler was sick and asking for me. Poor little thing had a bug. Long story short, on Monday evening, my husband came down with it and I finally succumbed on Tuesday afternoon. It was a gastric bug, so you reeeeeaaaaaally don’t need the details, you can use your imaginations and send some air freshener to our flat. Ta.
Now, today is Friday and the race is on Sunday. I am feeling better, but not quite 100%. My stomach is still aching sometimes and I’m really tired. I also haven’t eaten much over the last few days. The sensible bit of me is saying that I haven’t been well, I’m a bit weak, I’m still not quite right, I shouldn’t run. The other bit of me really wants to run, I want a long run, I find it much easier doing it in a race environment and I don’t have to race it and I can take it easy.
So what should I do? Take it easy and see how I feel tomorrow? Not run? Or run and take toilet roll? How to fuel up without upsetting my stomach again? I really haven’t eaten much this week. Electrolyte drinks and simple pasta?
Give it a miss?