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3/17/09 1:17 P

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If the illness is "below the neck," I rest. Maybe walking, but nothing that's going to work my pulmonary system hard. If it's above the neck, I run through it.

Hopefully, by resting, it won't take weeks or months to recover! If it does, I can only shudder at imagining how much longer it would take to recover if I was trying to run all the while...


Wisconsin Marathon: 5/2/09 - 3:54:19
Marine Corps Marathon: 10/25/09 - 4:02:05

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3/16/09 10:26 P

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Well I just got back into running and after my first 6.45K on Friday, I started to get a somewhat productive cough and feel quite a bit more tired. I tried running the same distance today and only could make it 3/4 of the way and had to stop and walk. I have asked a few doctors and received a different response each time. One doctor says if you are coughing then you should not run until you are feeling better (don't mess with the lungs), the next doctor will say as long as you slow down if you are feeling really bad (but basically you can run as long as it does not make you vomit!) So, I am sending out the question to everyone. Do you run when you are coughing and tired, or do you wait until you are feeling better, even if that means a few weeks to a month???

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