First off, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone for your advice and comments!!! Being new to the running world, I am constantly looking to you more experienced runners for your thoughts and opinions. It truly helps to know that running a half is possible without having ran more than 10 miles prior to race day. I helps to know what I'm up against and it helps to know the difference between pushing and pushing too hard. So thank you to everyone for your in put.
As for today...I think I'm just going to have to feel it out. I was truly hoping to wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. But I'm still feeling the tension in my left calf pretty badly. I'm going to yoga on my lunch break and I'm hoping this will help a bit. Mentally, I feel prepared for this run. Physically...I'm just not sure.
My plan is to run the first loop (3.6 miles) and see how I feel after that. If I'm feeling good, I'll continue. If not, I'll call it a day. My other dilemma now is that my throat hurts just slightly...and I feel that I could be getting sick again. I know that if I push myself to do a long run tonight, I can pretty much guarantee killing my immune system and thus end up sick. That's what happened after my 8 mile run a few weeks ago.
I'm just gonna push the water & vitamins today and pray that I can make it through one more long run. If I can't, I can't...but I'm gonna give it my best try. That's all I can really do at this point.
Thanks again and I'll let you all know how it goes.