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5/14/12 2:37 P

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Thanks for all your concerns and suggestions its like having a huge family. Yes I am just drinking lots of water and eating right this week and trying to rest as much as I can with my crazy life lol. I will run this weeekend just hope I feel better soon.

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5/14/12 2:11 P

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Just a note I noticed a pattern of just before a race I feel like I'm getting sick I believe our immune system is weaker at the end of a training cycle. I read on Runners World once that is a critical time to take vitamins and get extra sleep and not over train during taper.

It sounds like you got full blown sick and you need to give your body time to recover. Do all you can but make nutrition, rest, and recovery a priority over your race plans.




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5/14/12 12:20 P

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Oh, the trials and tribulations of being sick! But I agree with TIMOTHYNOHE, you do have choices. I have suffered from a cold/flu like thing for nearly a month. The bug flying around our office had a long life span but was not something antibiotics responded too, but it did get better. Runners World always said " above the neck cold, run, below the neck cold -- maybe not" but I sometimes do a short run because it seems to clear my lungs. I have not had to run a race with a full blown cold, but I have had to run with not feeling great, and I do survive, but you know your body best. -- I have also heard that a couple of weeks after you run a longer/hard race your immune system can drop. It happened to me after the Portland Marathon last fall and I suffered from alot of little things I don't normally get. Try a little walk/run a couple of times and see how you do before you decide. You might surprise yourself. But truly, if you are really concerned, see a doc :)

I am pretty sure DNF is "did not finish"




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5/14/12 12:08 P

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whats take a DNF?

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5/14/12 12:06 P

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Here is a little trivia for you. Do you know what YAHOO! means?

It is an acronym that means, You Always Have Other Options

I see your options as:

Try to run it and feel miserable.
Try to run it and take a DNF.
Bag the run and go as a spectator, a fan.
Bag the run and get some much needed sleep, chicken soup, and a hot toddy.



Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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5/14/12 11:49 A

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Just want to wish you well. If you're not getting better you may have a bacterial infection and need antibiotics to get over it. Sometimes it starts out viral and then gets infected. Be careful and take care of yourself. I caught a cold early in my training and it really set me back. I couldn't believe how much it took out of me. When I started back I had to stop 3 times in the first mile and that was the only mile for the day. emoticon

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Any possibility this is overtraining?
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I know there is a big cold going around our neck of the woods that can take a couple weeks to work through. Alternately, your cold may have turned into bronchitis or a sinus infection in which case a trip to the MD might be appropriate. Saline rinses have helped me work through sinus infections sometimes, letting me skip the doctor bill.

It's hard to beat a person that never gives up. ~Babe Ruth

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5/14/12 11:22 A

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Some times We Need to listen to our body and change plans.

You could still run it slow like a Long Slow Run and see how you feel or cancel

Wish you the Best and hope youre feeling better soon.

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5/14/12 11:18 A

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I have a race this weekend and I am still sick. I have been sick since my last race almost 2 weeks ago. It started out as a chest cold and now is in my head. I havent been able to do any training what so ever. This is the longest I have gone without working out or running. The scarey part is I have another race a week after this one. I am feeling a bit down and really frustrated please tell me I am being silly and that I will be fine!!!

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Trehearn-2.09
Hypothermic half-2.10
Run for Porter 10km-55
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Winnipeg Police half-1.55
Fargo half-1.58
AirForcehalf-1.53
HalfMarathonManiac#2611
ManitobaHalfMarathon-1.58
LockportHalfMarathon1.54RunfortheHearthalfmarathon-2.04

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