How long to recover?
Hi guys and girls,
Hope tht everyone is well. I have been laid up with the flu for the past week, I mean bed bound for the majority of it an not just a cold either. I am feeling slightly more human today hence my first venture online for ages as still not leavign the house yet but wondered if anyone had any advice on how and when to get back into some sort of training? as obviously being laid up for a week with at least a few weeks more recovery time to factor in is really hampering thigs. I know I need to take it easy for a while yet but any help or advice would be appreciated,
I'd play it by ear, only you know how you feel, maybe start by going for a walk and then run at intervals during your walk depending on how you feel. Stay close to home for this so you can easily cut it short and head home if you feel really bad. be sure to drink plenty of water and try to get your nutrition right. If you feel ok doing this you can always build on it
I should point out that I'm not a doctor so could be talking rubbish but it is what I would do anyway, hope it helps
general rule of thumb:
Viral infections below the neck (chest colds/flu's) - do not train.
Viral infections above the neck (head colds) - light training until recovered.
Thanks for all the comments guys they are appreciated, after taking it easy for a few weeks after having the flu felt just enough better to get a short easy run in today and things weren't too bad so hoping with some patience and taking it steady should be back into the training lark as soon as I can........good job too as got some training to do for the beast run at end of Feb
*Ian- good to hear you're feeling better too chap, it's not very nice at all being hit by the proper 'flu' and glad to hear you're getting back into things now too!
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