travel, jet-lag and marathons

run FLM 3 days after thailand flight?

5 messages
13/01/2003 at 17:00
i might have to travel with work to thailand in april. given that the FLM is on the 13th, and that I would probably fly back on the 10th (arriving london 11th), do people think this is possible?

obviously not ideal preparation, but has anyone done something similar?

any guidance appreciated

chris
13/01/2003 at 18:05
Boxers have this problem regularly when they fly to the US to fight. I think the received wisdom is that you need three weeks to recover properly but you can, in emergency, fly in, fight within 24 hours and fly out again.
If it's true you may need to return by a later flight.
In any case you will to check this one out.
JJ
13/01/2003 at 18:11
Chris.
On a more practical note, I've flown to the US and the Far East quite a lot and I've always felt good when out for a run on the day following arrival. For example the last time I went to San Francisco I ran from the city centre to the far side of the Golden Gate bridge and back the next morning without any problem and that must be about 12-14 miles. I've always put it down to an enforced physical rest on the plane.
JJ
14/01/2003 at 08:17
i do a lot of LD travel and i think you should be ok.

3 days is usually enough to get over this kind of thing, particularly since you are travelling east to west (which has always been easier for me).

i asume you are coming out on the midnight flight from BGK which gets in the following morning in LHR....what i usually do is go straight to bed when i get in for a couple of hours.

getup early afternoon and usually am fine by evening

it's not ideal, but at least you've got a ready made excuse if you miss your target time
14/01/2003 at 09:05
You'll be OK. I arrived in Chicago late Friday afternoon and ran the marathon 36 hours later, without any jet lag problems. It's when you're flying in the other direction that your sleep patterns are more disrupted.

Don't worry.

Andy

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