Long run wilth a cold question Urgent

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Long run wilth a cold question Urgent

Postby Tammy » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:42 pm

Hi all:

I am preparing for a 30K race March 25th. Tomorrow is a my long run day 28K but I feel a cold coming on (tight chest dry cough, little fever). My question is do I run tomorrow or wait a few days?? I could do more sprints 400M or hills or a fast 10K. I don't know what is best.. Rest or run??

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Re: Long run wilth a cold question Urgent

Postby fredrikw » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:00 am

Definitely rest if you have fever and a tight chest. A good rule of thumb is any symptom below the shoulders should be taken seriously.
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Re: Long run wilth a cold question Urgent

Postby baldy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:19 am

Yeah flu like symptoms should be take very seriously, rest.
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Re: Long run wilth a cold question Urgent

Postby Tammy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:04 am

Thank you Team Vegan. I will rest today and take my Vit "C" and try to get one more long run in this weekend. Today I will do my abs and arms or maybe a bike ride. It is going to be 17+ in Southern Ontario. WOOO HOOO
Thanks again for all your help..
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Re: Long run wilth a cold question Urgent

Postby rattus » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:08 pm

Why not just take a walk?

It's spring.

Trees are getting their leaves, bulbs are sprouting, the birds are singing and the frogs are spawning.

Take it easy for a few days.

Eat some good food drink some wine

Let your body recover.

and then ... BAM ... get stuck in again.

Few days off never hurts.
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Re: Long run wilth a cold question Urgent

Postby skoptic » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:20 pm

Yes - I agree with everyone .. remember there is little gain in the last few weeks from an 'athletic performance' perspective. Usually the long runs at this stage serve as mental preparation / stave of boredom etc. ..

To be honest you should kind of be tapering already ... so rest and get to the start happy & well :) Good luck!
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Re: Long run wilth a cold question Urgent

Postby xrodolfox » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:24 pm

fredrikw wrote:A good rule of thumb is any symptom below the shoulders should be taken seriously.


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