It's that race that you've targeted as the race you want to train for specifically. All out. The training has been focused on this day for sometimes months. And the day before? You wake with a sore throat, tight lungs, achy body and some general crud which causes a fair bit tissue usage (sneezey and drippy nose!). It's disappointing to say the least. Best laid plans and all that.
Knowing myself, I know my itchy, tight lungs won't let me race a longer distance race. There are some race options to consider over the next couple weeks.Ugh. I was looking forward to being done with half marathon training and seeing what I could do!