Thanks for all of the great advice and encouragement everyone shared on my last post. I'm glad to know that this leg fatigue is normal and that others have gone through the same thing. The comments regarding the bike are very much appreciated because I was conflicted about whether I should cut down on my bike time or stick with it. It makes me feel so much better, except...
I feel awful. When I ran on Friday, I could tell I was getting a cold. I've run with colds before with no problem. Normally, I feel better while I'm running than not when I have a cold. I posted to my blog and didn't give it any more thought. As the day wore on though, I felt worse and worse. Terrible sore throat, chills, headache, no energy... this is more than a cold.
Yesterday, I was in bed all day with a fever. Today I'm up a little more because the body can only take so much laying down. I've felt better after childbirth than this. Blah.
Nature has imposed a work out hiatus on me. In the long run, it's probably a good thing. My biggest disappointment is that I didn't get to volunteer at the finish line today. My husband, Mike and our 14 year old son went. They directed half-marathon finishers into the finisher's area. Mike said he saw lots of local runners that we know and that everyone looked great. I wish I could have been there.
Hopefully I'll be feeling like myself again in a day or two so I can get a few more workouts in before my tri next weekend. I pick up my rental wetsuit on Wednesday and I'd really like to get in the water with it at least once before the race. Right now I don't think I have the strength to pull it on and off.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful, healthy weekend. I can't wait to read all the race reports and hear about every one's day.