Friday, October 21, 2011

Do I...

Switch my 12 mile run to an 8 miler this Sunday? I'm still dealing with a sickness (cold? Increased from stuffy nose to the addition of a cough) from last Thursday. The half is on November 13. Is it a bad idea to do 12 next weekend so close to the half? I'm just worried about braving 12 miles and being sick. I'm hoping to feel better by next week...

In other news, I have zero clue how to recover without dishing out a copay+prescription fees. I've tried Emergen-c, Theraflu, etc.

Help!


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5 comments:

Girlie Blogger said...

You should take it easy if you are still sick. Surely you will get back to your old self soon.

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@emllewellyn said...

Take it easy for sure, lady. Last time I tried to push through with a "cold" it developed into a naaaaaasty sinus infection with subsequent Restricted Airway Disease (sounds so flashy, doesn't it?). EEP!

See a doctor if your symptoms don't improve for sure.

You're a rockstar runner. Seriously an inspiration for me.

Danielle said...

You might want to try starting your run and seeing how you feel. If your cold is just in your head, you might surprise yourself and be able to cover the entire 12 miles. If not, then at least you know you tried.

I think having your longest run 2 weeks out from your half would be absolutely fine for recovery. You probably want to keep the long run the week before pretty short.

Hope you feel better!

meghan said...

Cut it to 8. I did 12 two weeks before my half and it was perfect. It let me know I was mentally prepared for 13.1. You don't want to go out there and have a bad 12. Have a fair 8 and a great 12 next week. Then do 6 or 7 the weekend before.

I mean, since I'm an expert and all. :)

Miss Teacher said...

I'm not sure what you ended up deciding, but if you're sick take it easy! Skip the run and cross train if you're not feeling great. If you've made it up to 10 miles you will be fine for your half marathon, even if you skip the 12 altogether. The most important thing is to get your body healthy!

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