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I’m beginning to see the light

November 27, 2009

I won’t be racing the AGSI Canadian Cross-Country Nationals tomorrow.  I’m still quite sick with what the doctor thinks is H1N1 although I didn’t have a swab to confirm.  The last two and a half days have been brutal but I’m starting to come around a little this afternoon.  If I continue this path of improvement I hope to able to at least watch the races tomorrow. 

This will be the second year in a row that I’ve missed Nationals XC after 10 straight.  And once again the Run for Toad trail race in October kept my XC streak alive as I have raced a XC race each fall since I my first in grade 6.

The bright side is that I didn’t catch this virus on the way to Japan.  Ever since the Zoo Run things have really started to click and workouts kept getting better and building on each other.  I knew I was getting back the 5km-10km fitness that I wanted after my injuries and marathon training but it’s always nice to actually put it into a race.  Having run 13:38 on the roads confirmed that I’m on the right path.  I didn’t really think too much of the 5km at the time because once the race was over I was already concentrating on Canadian XC.  After spending the better part of two days lying in bed I thought about the 13:38 a little more and really appreciated it. 

My plan was to take a week off of running after National XC so really the rest just started a little earlier.  I’m glad I have the luxury of time because I know I need to fully recover from this before serious training resumes.  A week off of running sounds a lot better than the three months I had last year with a broken foot.

Good luck to all those racing tomorrow.  GO SPEED RIVER!

 Last year at AGSI Canadian XC on crutches

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2 Comments
  1. November 27, 2009 4:20 pm

    Reid,

    That is rough news. And they say athletes are not high risk of picking up illness when traveling, being around fans and having worn down bodies. I was looking forward to watching a fantastic race in Guelph this weekend. I guess I have to move my bet to someone else in the field.
    Get well soon!

  2. Brendon permalink
    December 4, 2009 11:11 am

    Rough news. Get Well soon! I had to switch my bet to Bairu as well. I just wanna see you take him down eventually at some nationals lol

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