Advice please - push on or take a break

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Jambros
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Advice please - push on or take a break

Post by Jambros » Sun May 08, 2011 6:14 pm

Hi all,

So here's the story, this morning I ran week 3 run 2 but I seem to of caught a nasty head cold over the last few days and this mornings run was really quite difficult.

Given that I have this cold should I just push on or take a break to try to recover? All suggestions welcome.

Thanks

J

Icklerose
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Re: Advice please - push on or take a break

Post by Icklerose » Mon May 09, 2011 10:14 am

Dont give in just take your training programme back a step and do that one. It's too easy to just give up when you are not feeling well.
Good Luck :)

babez007
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Re: Advice please - push on or take a break

Post by babez007 » Tue May 10, 2011 11:38 pm

Depending on how bad your feeling, sometimes its good to press through it and kick out the cold! In the early stages of a cold excersize can help to make it go away!
Shanna :)

Laurinda
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Re: Advice please - push on or take a break

Post by Laurinda » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:16 am

I got a cold after the first 25 minute run I did and there was no way I was running until I'd recovered.
I attempted to run again today (starting two weeks before the 25 min run) and I ended up coughing really badly.
I'm worried that I will make myself sick again if I am not fully recovered. Should I just go back another step and try again?

AliM
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Re: Advice please - push on or take a break

Post by AliM » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:36 am

It all depends how unwell you are. If you are running a fever or unwell with a viral illness it is actually dangerous to exercise intensively as sometimes viruses can affect the heart muscle which leaves you vulnerable to abnormal heart rhythmns. Just a cold?? Your body will tell you. If it feels terrible your body probably needs rest. Our bodies are pretty wise... We should listen to them.

kickboxerchick8
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Re: Advice please - push on or take a break

Post by kickboxerchick8 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:01 pm

I've always heard if you are only sick from the neck up, then push through, but if it's more of a whole body thing, then take a break. So if you have any body aches or fever, that's when you should take a break. But if it's just a head cold, it's going to be hard to do because of the congestion, but you will knock out your cold faster if you work out.

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