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Topic: question (Read 513 times)
September 18, 2009, 08:35:22 am »
ok this week i was starting to taper and after Monday's run i came down with a bad sinus infection, ear infection, cough, and I have not been able to run for three days. Will I be ok since I think that most important would be to get feeling better. should I just continue my taper where I left off. I was glad to get all the long runs in before this happened. Today I am going to try and get out on the bike so i can continue with some cardio stuff. Thanks Todd
Reply #1 on:
September 18, 2009, 01:55:05 pm »
Todd- sorry I didn't see the question on your blog.
First, get well. If it means an extra day or two off, that is fine. Since you are still 2 weeks away from the marathon, you could either continue with your taper or actually ramp up a bit next week. I have gotten sick/injured a number of times 2-3 weeks before a marathon, and have had the most success when I take a few days off, then run a bit more than planned for the next week, then do the normal taper the last week. I view the sick/injury time as a good pre-taper taper, so then I don't taper as much. That is my view.
Example- if your taper was going to be 50-35-20, maybe you end up with 25-45-20 instead.
Reply #2 on:
September 20, 2009, 07:12:09 pm »
thanks Jon, this week I will be putting in some miles I feel alot better now. Great job by the way on the TOU.
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