Imagine running through icy winds in a down pour with a chest cold and you will get the picture of how yesterday's long run went. It wasn't fun and I didn't go as far as I had hoped to. We'll leave it at that.
I'm discouraged about this weeks training, it has been very poor because I've been sick. Better now than on race weekend in May. I am trying to tell myself that a week of low mileage and slow running will leave me well rested and fresh jumping into next week's training.
I'm not a big believer in vitamins and supplements. I feel a person should be able to meet all their nutritional needs through a good diet. Most Americans take in much more vitamins and minerals than their bodies need. What the body can't use, it doesn't absorb. Studies have shown that Americans have the most expensive crap in the world (the studies put it more delicately). So I try not to play the supplement game. I can't afford to throw 100's of dollars in the toilet each month.
Having said that, I am going to jump on the American Supplement Bandwagon today. I'll pick up some sort of multivitamin at the pharmacy. I have been sick too much in the past month!