2 days is hardly time to notice anything
True. It's hard to be patient when I haven't been able to train for real since mid-September, first because of volunteer projects and then because I got this stupid upper respiratory infection. I'm getting fat and weak, and I was supposed to do a 50 mile trail race in 17 days. It's not going to happen but I'll be flying to Arizona anyway.
Good thing you have an ARWC race to distract you from your illness.
Exactly. I can keep my brain busy thinking about being active!
Could it be allergies, or something related ... I heard on radio this is worst year in many, many years in this area at this time and (apparently) people in their 40's and 50's getting hit hard!?!?
I think I just overtaxed my immune system over a few weeks when I was busy with - and sleep-deprived by - Virginia's run and then Wilderness Traverse work with no rest in between. I sometimes get a cold after a tough race, and in a similar fashion, I got sick on Tuesday after WT. I thought I was better for awhile but I don't think it ever really went away. Then I ran 50K with a head cold (supposedly OK to do) and turned it into a chest cold the next day (not OK). When I push things too much, it comes roaring back. I'm feeling 90% recovered now but I'll give it another couple of days. I need to get training for real very soon!