Saturday, January 26, 2008

To Run or Not To Run

This cold is waning a bit. My fever is gone, but I still have a slight cough and I can feel it sitting in my chest. Last night I thought I'd relax and take in Saw IV, then see how I felt this morning.

Well, it is now 8:30 AM and I've finally made it out of bed. I'm iffy on making it out for a run today. Rocky Raccoon is less then 7 days away, and I not only owe it to myself to go into the 50 healthy, but I've committed to crewing and/or pacing Meridith in the overnight hours of the 100. I was reading a bit of runner26's blog yesterday (which I found through Jess's blog, which happens to be one of my favorites) and read her post titled "Running When Sick ??". Her post had a link to WebMD's article about running with a cold, that talks about the "above the neck guideline". Well, my cold goes below the neck for sure.

It is about 26 degrees outside now, with a high expected at about 35. I had a scheduled taper run of an hour and 40 minute run today (with another hour tomorrow). I want to play it smart and rest up, but I'm starting to get serious withdrawal symptoms - I haven't been able to get in a run since Tuesday. Ok, so, Ginette has just returned with Dunkin' Donuts coffee, which always gives me shot of energy....I'll see how I feel and maybe give it a go this afternoon, but I doubt it.

Everyone, have a great run today.

7 comments:

  1. the answer is NO you are not going to run while sick..espically getting ready for a 50 mile race.
    your body needs rest and hydration.
    got it!
    Lisa:)

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  2. Thanks so much for that link! I was debating on going out or not. I'm starting to feel the onset of a cold *rolls eyes* and I'm a little drained. But looks like I'm free to roll!

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  3. No running, Lisa is right. Sit it out.

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  4. Rest if you need it. It sucks, but you won't "lose" training by taking a bit of time to get healthy :)

    Hope you feel better soon.

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  5. Oh My Coach Lisa & Olga beating you up, ur a lucky man :-)

    No Running, REST Up! You are going to have a busy long weekend next week!

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  6. you've gotta rest and take care of yourself, so you are 100% for next week's race. That is the big picture. I hope you feel better soon!!!!! Its sure gonna be nice to be in warm Texas soon!!!!

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