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Running thru a bad head cold

Post  Tim C on Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:46 pm

I'm running the LA Marathon in 2-1/2 weeks. Already bailed on Tuesdays run as I couldn't get out of bed. Ran 7 yesterday and was pretty much junk after. Still pretty sick. I really hate to skip another run, but wonder if I might do more good by resting today.
I could get out there and do the run, just not sure if it's the best idea. I've got 90 minutes to decide.....
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:58 pm

Trust the training as you are now in taper. Rest and get rid of the cold.
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Post  Mike MacLellan on Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:50 pm

@Michele "1L" Keane wrote:Trust the training as you are now in taper. Rest and get rid of the cold.

This. You're in taper. The work is done.
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Re: Running thru a bad head cold

Post  Tim C on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:19 pm

Michele & Mike-
Thanks. I feel guilty, as though I'm squandering all the work I've done, but cannot imagine how running 5 miles feeling like this would actually do me any good.
Gonna curl up in bed soon.....
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Re: Running thru a bad head cold

Post  Mark B on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:37 pm

Forget the guilt. Just work on getting better.

Hay is in the barn. Now just get the junk out of your sinuses.
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Re: Running thru a bad head cold

Post  Admin on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:21 pm

Counter-point...
When I have a head cold, running seems to help. Before I PRd in Chicago I had a horrible head cold 2 weeks before and went ahead and ran my miles and hit the sauna to 'sweat it out', as they say. Works for me. A few minutes into a run my sinuses open up... and I;d sweat about twice as much as normal.
The key is knowing that it's a head cold and not in the chest. From the neck up, I keep running. If it's in the chest, I hopefully get a z-pak and keep running ;-)

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