Like Kevin, I type this as a broken man staying home sick from work. I had been training my butt off on the bike in addition to swimming and running twice in combination with a bachelor party in Montreal last weekend was too much for my immune system to handle. Last Thursday-Friday I was sick but decided to give it a shot on Saturday because my legs felt decent and I preregistered.
This is one of my favorite courses and I had memories of the bone dry conditions last year that helped me to a fast time in the Expert 30-39 class. While I did alright this year it was a physical and mental beatdown. My low back was killing me for some reason for most of the race so I pretty much suffered my way through it but proud I hung tough. It was not the smartest decision to race because I’ve been sick as a dog since. Last year 2:00, this year 2:20 although the course was definitely slower. Hoping to bounce back at Willowdale.