"I'd rather be seen on my bicycle than on a park run" - Quote from the dark side

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Involuntary Taper



I am running, or I am supposed to be running, the Colgate 32km (20 mile) race this Sunday, but I am battling with a cough and a bit of a sore chest. I can also feel a few symptoms of a sinus infection that is giving me a hard time.

The race is part of my training for the Num-Num TrailChallenge on 7 July so I did not plan to rest before the race and would have used it as a long run instead. However, the cough and sore chest forced me to take some rest days and I might even have to take off more days if I don’t feel better by tomorrow morning.

This means I am in the middle of some involuntary taper for Sunday’s race. As long as I recover in time and can still run the race I don’t mind too much. The legs will be happy to get a break although being sick always puts you back a week or so.

I will keep you posted and will probably decide on Friday or Saturday about running the race.

Happy training everyone!

24 comments:

Kate said...

I hope you're feeling better quickly and able to race!

HappyTrails said...

Rest up Johann - we were wondering if everything was OK! Although not planned, enjoy the taper :)

Jill said...

Oh no! My son is really battling a horrible cough and home from school today, so we know how you feel. Hope you feel better quickly and can get to that start line feeling great!

Robin said...

Oh no, hope you feel better before the race! Take it easy.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Feel better!

Lauren said...

Get well soon! Sleep, sleep, sleep. I am a firm believer in the healing powers of sleep.

I really, really hate involuntary tapers. : (

Christi said...

Feel better soon!

Indi said...

There is so much of that going on here as well! THe crazy weather patterns we've had have screwed up immune systems!Fell better!!

Raina said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well! Get better soon, Johann. You'll be good for your race.

Paul said...

Argh. Took me forever to get over my reactive airway thing post little cold...

Hope you shake it off!

XLMIC said...

Hope you're well soon! And hope the race goes great :)

Char said...

You're so sensible about this. I hope you're feeling better really quickly.

Giorgio said...

Feel better soon! You have time, Johann, and you can run the 32km race next Sunday!

Ewa said...

Rest is the best remedy. Hope you are feeling well soon. I've been getting over my flu and did not rest as much as I should have and I am paying the price. You are definitely smarter than I am.
Be well!

Mike said...

Get well soon.

Liz said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. Get plenty of rest, and fingers crossed you'll make the start line!

Jerry Smallwood said...

Keep those germs in SA, I have been dodging colds and sneezes for the past two weeks. Get well soon

ajh said...

I hate feeling sick. Hope you feel better quickly.

ShutUpandRun said...

Ugh, feel better, we have a TON of that going around here too.

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

I hope by now you are feeling a little better and will be ready to run your race on Sun. Good Luck!

I love the "breakfast run" blog. Fun! (sorry that you missed the race, but what a great backup plan)

keep the Body for Life updates coming. I haven't tried it, but I have started over AGAIN, cutting my portions/calories and this week, I'm starting back with the weights. (thanks for the kg to pounds conversion :)

Giorgio said...

Hello Johann!

I've just read the comment which you left on Christina's blog. I'm sorry to hear you are still sick and have to drop your 32km race next Sunday.

Black Knight said...

I hope you feel good and you have run the Colgate 32km.
Please let us know.
All the best.

Christina said...

I like your attitude if you have to drop, oh well...there's another race. Hope your feeling better.

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