I'm not running today. There, I said it. I was due to run about 15km, but when I got up this morning my heart raced as I stood up, and I'm feeling completely knackered and run down. The thing is, it's really hard not to run. Firstly there's the habit of the thing, but mainly is the devotion to my programme, and a concern that if I miss a few runs then I'm in trouble.
Anyway, my glands are up, I feel it in my legs just climbing the stairs, it takes ages for small cuts to heal, and I'm finished. In The Book it describes over-training in detail, and that's what I'm doing. Not good. The question is how long to rest for - what if I never start again?!