first half marathon

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28/03/2006 at 22:06
Hi all running my first half marathon in sheffield this year training was going good but ive just got a stinker of a cold and the sheffield lord mayors 10k coming up is it wise to cary on training or give it a break for a few days ( dont want my fitness to sufer )any advise plz
28/03/2006 at 22:59
take a break for a few days....it won't make much (any) difference to your fitness - but running through a stinker and making it worse could end up with you off running for a longer period.

Take the opportunity to do some extra stretching if you want to still feel virtuous :-)
29/03/2006 at 16:33
Ditto what Heckenhocker said.

When you get back into training,and assuming you're following some sort of schedule, its probably worth stepping back a week or so to bring you back to where you are now.
31/03/2006 at 20:07
thanks for that gave thursday a miss feel not bad going to have a short run sunday then take it easy till the 10k on the nineth
31/03/2006 at 20:38
glad you're feeling a bit better....hopefully by Sunday you'll be bouncing around :-)
01/04/2006 at 21:26
dont know about bouncing but will be doing five to six miles depending on how i feel then after the 10k will be uping the mileagehoping for a 2 hour 10 half

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