I have still a sore chest, throat and head – to still consider racing tomorrow would be stupid. A DNS it is then!
After deciding to take the DNS, I then went on the web and had a look for any other possibilities for racing this year. There is one last 10k race: Hellasloppet; Sunday October 17th – tomorrow week. Now – I have to be very smart here. What is needed is recovery from illness and a couple of runs to MAINTAIN fitness – there can be no fitness gains made approaching this race. Any attempt would be both a risk of relapsing from illness and entering the race tired.
A PB could still be on the cards this year.