Post Flu Test Run

It has been over a week since my last post and my last run. I had planned to get a couple of runs in last weekend and early this week in preparation for Sunday’s Brighton Half Marathon, but unfortunately my immune system had different ideas.

I wasn’t overly concerned when I woke up last Friday morning with a bit of a sniffle, but by lunchtime I knew it wasn’t good, and by the time I left work all I wanted to do was go to bed and sleep for a week – which is pretty much what I did, give or take a couple of days.

Thankfully, I was feeling a lot better today but I was a bit worried about how I would cope with Sunday’s race, so I decided to go for a short easy run to test out my legs and lungs.

I ran on the seafront as usual and couldn’t help but notice that everyone else who was out for a run seemed to be taking it easy too – I like to think that they were also preparing for Sunday’s race, but it’s hard to tell.

Anyway, the run was fine. My legs still feel a bit stiff and my cough was a bit annoying, but my breathing was fine so I’m feeling pretty good about Sunday’s race.

How’s your training going? When’s your next race? How do you deal with winter colds and sniffles? Please share your thoughts in the comments.


11 thoughts on “Post Flu Test Run”

  1. My next race is not until May and I too have had another cold which has stopped me running. For me a cold will bring on my Asthma therefore it is wise to stop with the training (if I am heavily congested) and concentrate on getting better. There is no point running when you feel rough as you will only make yourself feel worse and take longer to heal.

    1. Asthma totally changes the winter running game. I totally agree about not running when you feel rough, especially with breathing issues. A few days rest now pays dividends in the long run. I hope you feel better.

  2. Hope you are all better for Sunday!
    My next race is next Saturday! I’m part of a marathon relay team! Should be fun! I have been using some Young Living essential oils this winter for the first time and had been able to ward off being sick! It has been pretty fab! I don’t think I would have believed it if it wasn’t my personal experience!
    Good luck tomorrow!!

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