>Health and Nutrition>Early Fall colds and race-week training?
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
How do you seasoned runners deal with a cold right before a race? I figure if I do have a mild-to-moderate cold that it will hit full-force by tomorrow or Tues. and I might feel better by Thurs. My race is on Sat. and I had planned to run Mon. through Weds. and mostly take the rest of the week off before the race. How likely is taking the entire week off in the event of a cold going to have much effect on my race performance? I would think that taking it easier with a cold would be preferable than overdoing it and still being ill for the race...right?
Good luck! Hope this is a false alarm and you feel better soon!
just this past week it did a complete 180 (we went from temps in the mid 80s to temps in the low 60s literally overnight).
same here.. it's cold and has been raining non-stop all day. I'm still debating if i'm going to run tonight.