It’s bound to happen at some point during the months-long training cycle for a marathon. I’ve picked up a cold or something. It’s not too nasty yet – yesterday it was a bit of a scratchy throat, today it’s a general feeling of tiredness and some mild aches in the legs.
What to do about the run tomorrow is the big question. I’ve run with a cold before and often times it ends up being the right thing to do. But there’s also the possibility that running makes things worse. Whatever the case, I’d expect that it would be a bit tougher run thanks to a reduced energy level.
It’s going to be a game-time decision. If I feel okay in the morning, then I’ll head out. If not, then so be it.