I agree - I've got a Half on the 28th too and had a horrible chest infection over the Easter period. I'd got up to 7.5 miles but then was off my feet for 10 days. On Sunday I did 8.5 miles - did run/walk and this seemed to work just fine. So go ahead - the miles will be in your legs somewhere!!!! Maybe you won't do a spectacular time but its the taking part isnt it?!!!!
Thanks for the advice - daughter just been to see me (she is a Doctor) and has said no work this week and wouldn't even advise running at the weekend! I'm feeling much better tonight but am paranoid about making things worse. Think will just keep quiet and see how I feel at the weekend!!!
I've got a HM in just over 3 weeks time and have come down with a rotten cold and cough. Coughing up gunk and generally feel yuk. Have done no running since last Thursday and my longest run this time (have done 5 other HMs) has been 7.5 miles. Any advice as to what I should do when I can finally put the running shoes on again! I'm planning on returning to work this Thursday and hopefully being able to run this weekend. I'd really appreciate some advice as to what to do.
I've got a Half Marathon in four weeks and have now just gone down with a horrid cough - even hurt my back this morning coughing. Was due to do a long run tomorrow - any advice as to whether I should or not? Haven't done more than 7 miles yet, although this is my fifth HM and am concerned that I won't have enough miles in my legs come the 28th. Did the Reading HM last year and even though I completed it, managed to damage my achilles two weeks later and its taken me 7 months to start running again - so am keen not to do anything that might set me back again so close to my next HM. Of course I probably know the answer but we always like to have someone else tell you what to do!!!!!!
I've had this rotten injury since 14th April. After prolonged physio and doing eccentric exercises, I am going to try for a run/walk round the block. It's been horrid not being able to run but this time I have stuck to advice and although it's been a long road, think we're almost there. Still stiff in the morning but at least I can walk normally now rather than hobbling along!