Yesterday’s sudden crop of … were they tonsil stones? (They’ve *never* gotten as big as a pencil eraser for me — I can’t even imagine that — and I’ve never sniffed them. Now, if that doesn’t make you check the link …;) ) were a clue — today it’s a genuine Sore Throat and other localized “there are germs back here!” clues I won’t disgust you with.
Strategy: activate immune system via a little adrenaline. Averaged better than 12 mph on the ride in with a couple of 30-45second Exertions. 40 degree temps and just a little wind – my favorite conditions – inspired, too.