Meds & Taper Crazies II


Like any good, well-prepared, crazy hypochondriac runner 12 days before a big race, I have bought a course of prophylactic cold medication to be started early next week or at the very first sign of any would-be impending contagion.

Whichever comes first.



  1. Just so you know, saying aloud that you must not get a cold is a sure fire way to get a cold. You just jinxed yourself. Doesn’t matter…Boston is yours.

    I won’t be able to track you on race day since I will be running my own race (you will be done faster), but where can I find the results after? And what finish times are you hoping for (I think the unspoken dream time would be 3:22:00-I will do cartwheels if you do that). But what would you say are your “minimum acceptable” finish time and your “I’m really happy with that finish time” results?

    And, if you see Meb, say “hi” to him from me as you pass him and leave him in your dust…

  2. Hope you are staying healthy this past week. Everyone is getting the cold in my household. I have been increasing my vitamin C, to try and keep it at bay.

    All the best on Sunday’s marathon! ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Thanks Carl! It truly is amazing how much effort it takes to arrive at the start line healthy let alone finish the race in one piece, isn’t it?

      So far so good. How have you been keeping? Ready for Sunday?

  3. I have been thinking a lot about you lately, and hoping you are staying in top racing shape. Sending you all my positive vibes for the weekend. ๐Ÿ™Œ Go get ’em, Rod!

    1. Thanks NT!

      I’m raring to go ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      The weather has turned much cooler. But the winds have shifted direction and if the forecast holds they won’t play as big a factor as I originally feared.

      How are you?

      1. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for perfect race day conditions on your big day, even though I know you’re too strong a runner to be bothered by the elements!
        I’m OK; after my last race my sister came to visit from Australia and I was taking her around France, then we volunteered for the marathon, so I’ve been busy (and ill with the flu unfortunately), so I haven’t been too stir-crazy from not running for a few weeks. =)

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