Getting Sick and Running Risks
Needless to say, running seemed out of the question. However, there are some articles out there that say if you feel sick from the neck down don't run, but if your symptoms are from the neck up and you don't have a fever... running is okay. http://www.marathonguide.com/training/coachmindy/torunornot.cfm
I don't disagree at all... sometimes you gotta tough it out and run with that nasty cold. But I'm also a firm believer in letting your body rest and giving it time to fight whatever illness you've caught.
So I took yesterday and today off, in hopes to kick this bug and get back to pounding pavement soon. I only have a few weeks left before my full marathon, and I hate missing key workouts. It's agonizing feeling weak but knowing you need to go run at the same time. I'm popping vitamins, downing bottles of Emergen-C and OJ, and crossing my fingers I'll get back into the game by tomorrow!
I really hope to get my full 10 miles in tomorrow. But, if I start to feel sick along the way, I'll cut it short and adjust my training. Meanwhile, I'll spend the time I would normally be running curled up with my pup. If I'm every feeling a little under the weather she's always there to try to make me feel better!
Tell me, what's your philosophy on running when your getting sick? Do you push through it? What's your "go-to" household remedy for beating the bug?
Happy Running everyone and if you're feeling a little sick.. get well soon!!