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Missed two runs due to illness

AngryFlower
AngryFlowerGraduate

Hi All,

I’ve had to miss two runs this week due to feeling poorly and being a bit run down (no pun intended). Just a quick question, when I resume running assuming it’s in the next few days, should I continue where I left off?

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Yes.

It takes a couple of weeks before you notice loss of condition.

Get fully well before you start back.

AngryFlower
AngryFlowerGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Many thanks that’s good to know!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate

Personally I’d see how you feel. It can be helpful to repeat a run or two, focusing on your style and building up stamina, pace and confidence again. There’s no set way of doing the programme - just do what seems right for you. You don’t have to go back, but you can if you want. All the best, whatever you decide x

AngryFlower
AngryFlowerGraduate
in reply to ButtercupKid

Good advice, thanks!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to AngryFlower

You’re welcome ! Happy running 😀

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

As IannodaTruffe says.... you will be fine :) Make sure you feel up to par... and know those runs will always be there... :)

AngryFlower
AngryFlowerGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Cool, thanks!

Poor you being unwell. 😕 Hope you’re feeling better. 👍 I’d evaluate how you feel. You might feel better in yourself, but will almost certain lack energy which will be disappointing if you head off running then run out of puff and need to stop.

How about a couple of days of brisk walks to see how your legs feel, then take it from there? You could be ok continuing from where you left off, or maybe redoing a prior week first. Just make sure you’re fully better before attempting anything. 😀

AngryFlower
AngryFlowerGraduate
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Took your advice and went for a walk today, not a long one by any means but didn’t feel too bad so might try a short weights session tomoz and see how I get on.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to AngryFlower

Good plan! 👍

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