I've noticed that during stressful events in my life, that leading up to something big, or just completing something big that I get a cold sore. My mom tells me that they're stress related. Well I got one started and man does it hurt. When I feel one coming on I overload on L-Lysine supplements. If I don't they last a couple weeks, but with the early detection and supplements they last about half that time. I figure the stress of organizing the race was too much for my body and its retaliating.
This morning's swim was cut short. Swam at SDRC:
1000 - 5 x 200's odd IM, even kick no fins
2000 pull - using the crappy equipment SDRC provides