And, so the race that never happened.
Guess it was bad luck to post a blog earlier this week about feeling great and ready to go for Arrowhead 135. I woke up yesterday with a nasty flu that included fever, chills, sweats and body aches. There’s just so much of it around right now. I hoped that it might not amount to anything, but it got worse throughout the day and I feel pretty crappy today.
The thought of still taking my flight today and hoping for the best on race day crossed my mind, but deep down, I knew that running 135 miles at the best of times is tough, and running it while sick is not smart. The best advice I probably got was from Ray Zahab over a chat yesterday who put the question to me ‘What would you recommend to your coaching clients?’.
So, as disappointing and frustrating as it is, I’ve cancelled my flight to Minnesota. Fortunately, I can still keep the Aeroplan points and use at a later time. I am looking at the possibility of a Plan B race, but want to get healthy first and not have to sink a lot of money into an expensive entry fee.
Thanks for all the well wishes, and good luck to all participants competing in Arrowhead, as well YAU.