Because now I've got it. No doubt.
Today is my first rest day since the race. (Yes, maybe I should have taken one already, but on Mondays and Tuesdays I've got my coached swim and spin classes that I wanted to attend.) Today, I've been hit hard by a cold. Full force.
Interestingly enough, the week after my Olympic Triathlon (my last major race), I also got sick.
The body is a pretty amazing thing actually. Now, I realize I won't always be so lucky, but I do think it's pretty cool that my body was able to stay healthy when it mattered, but when I relaxed: BAM!
Now, don't worry about me. I feel kind of lousy, but I'll take an easy training week. I'll get some extra sleep and I'll eat some soup.
Since I don't have a race next weekend, the need to do those things won't even stress me out.