Find out whether you should hit the roads or opt for the sofa when you have a cold
Running with a mild cold is a good way to make a vile cold in my book.
Don't think much of rushing back to running until feverish feelings are long gone either. Virus things are a little bit like scorpions: the sting is in the tail.
Yes, so you miss a couple of sessions. So?
I doubt there is any real substitute for figuring out how your body responds to colds and running, and stick to what works for you, whether or not it works for anyone else. Part of the real plus of running training is that you learn to make decisions based on your own assessment, and not merely following someone else's rules or instructions.
Yes it is remarkable how the advice here is 'Not to skip a run' when going down with cold symptoms. I rested last week and managed to get rid of it for a Saturday event; highly unlikely if charging around!
I have come down with a cold this week. I don't feel too bad, got a stuffy nose and sore throat.
But after doing something slightly energetic like climbing the stairs I'm puffing. I do consider myself a fairly fit person normally. So this although I have not got a chest cold or a fever, would stop me from doing anything to taxing.
As I would assume that with getting so tired after slight energy output, would mean that my body is busy elsewhere trying to back-up my immune system to shake the cold.
so for me it would make sense to take it easy, stick to a nice walk, well dressed, IF you have the energy.
Thi s thread is for me !
I had a really heavy cold last week and rested. Lots of hot diluted juice to drink and rest. 3 easy miles this moirng while well wrapped up.
I'm doing the London marathon in April and have got the most disgusting chesty cough.. last time i ran was Monday and frankly, because I have asthma, I am not running until I feel a little better.. considering antibiotics - I am stressed that I am beind on my training schedule.. does anyone have any advice as to how soon you can get back in to training? or maybe this coming weekend i could do a small 30 minutes jog to get back in to it?
Need to get more long runs under my belt but soo frustrated right now!!!
Any help much appreciated
Rosiebelle83 wrote (see)
Hi all, I'm doing the London marathon in April and have got the most disgusting chesty cough.. last time i ran was Monday and frankly, because I have asthma, I am not running until I feel a little better.. considering antibiotics - I am stressed that I am beind on my training schedule.. does anyone have any advice as to how soon you can get back in to training? or maybe this coming weekend i could do a small 30 minutes jog to get back in to it? Need to get more long runs under my belt but soo frustrated right now!!!Any help much appreciatedCharlotte
"Your nose is very stuffy and you're coughing so much that you haven't been able to get a good night's rest."
...so they suggest a 30 mins jog?? Sod that, Lemsip and daytime TV for me.
Rosie, I'm also missing a couple of weeks of training due to flu. I can only echo what Phil has said, rest and concentrate on getting better before you start running again. A week off now is better than three or four weeks off later because you've picked up a secondary infection.
That being said, I have found that going for a run is one of the best things to clear all the gunk out during the final stages of a cold.
Also, are you following the London Marathon training plan (from their website?) - I think that is much longer than the training plans available on Runners World, take a look at some of those if you are panicking about running out of time on the VLM one. I'm basing my training on the 16 week sub 4.30 RW plan, and I'm not officially due to start until end of Dec.
Heh, just realised that the above sensible advice is ironic considering my own panicked thread on the same topic last week. So I do understand how frustrating it is to miss training for illness, and the temptation to go back to it when you still aren't fully recovered. But you will miss more time by pushing yourself when you are sick, so try to think of the rest as a part of training.
Hope you feel better soon
Perhaps not helpful when you're already coughing up gunk and feeling miserable, but to prevent coughs, colds and snuffles I absolutely swear by glutamine. I got put onto it years ago when I was into bodybuilding, as an aid to muscle growth/repair, but it's really a kind of good-for-everything supplement, and compared with most of the other wonder-powders out there, it's dirt cheap too.
4 weeks to Paris gone down with very chesty cold!!! Oh no...............Training
was on target.Any experiences,words of wisdom?
Should I try to run through it ?
Running with a chesty cough can cause permanent damage to your CV system. It's a BIG NO-NO - IN UPPER CASE, BOLD AND UNDERLINED.
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