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Over training is over rated, rest better so that you can train even more" - Nick Yster Bester


Monday, March 8, 2010

Downed by a stomach bug

If there is one thing that always floors me completely it’s a stomach bug. Unfortunately that is exactly what got me last week. I started feeling a bit miserable on Thursday and from Friday to Sunday it was man down with cramps right through my digestive system.



I’m feeling better today and hope to run again tomorrow morning. I’ll decide about that tonight and make a final decision when I wake up Tuesday morning. Luckily I’m in a taper phase anyway so I’m not worried too much. As long as I recover completely during this week everything should still be fine for my marathon on 20 March. I think running less than planned during a taper period is actually a good thing and may result in a better race. That is if training up to the taper went well and I’m feeling pretty good about that.

So for now the good news is that I seem to be recovering well and should be running as normal from tomorrow onwards. With 12 days to go to the marathon I hope this stomach bug was the last (and only) bump in the road.

9 comments:

misszippy said...

That is the most miserable feeling! I'm glad you are feeling better. Which marathon?

Julie said...

Hi Johann,
Oh boy, I know what having stomach issues feels like. I have a very sesitive digestive system and it misbehaves, sadly, often. I am glad that you are feeling better and getting back on track:) Good luck with your training and taper!!

ajh said...

Better now than later, closer to it. Hope you feel better.

Anne said...

Stomach bugs are awful...I'm very glad that you are starting to feel better. I'm sure you'll kick this marathon's butt :)

Running Through Life said...

I hope your feeling better soon. Take advantage of the rest and you will back at it in no time.

joyRuN said...

Ugh - there's NO getting around a stomach bug, unfortunately. I hope that passes quickly for you.

And you've got green thumbs, huh? Color me jealous, because I killed a whole garden last summer :(

Cindy said...

Green tea is good for everything stomach related :) Best wishes for your upcoming race!

Miguel said...

Hey Johann - hope you've recovered from the flu symptoms. Get rest - only 10 days left

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