I have been sick with the flu since the 27th of December. Starting to recover now and managed my first workout yesterday. I wanted to run a meet this Sunday (50 meters) and was wondering if you guys thought I should?
It is only a training meet and I haven’t done any on track work since before Xmas.
I just want to get as many races in as I can before march (Masters Championships)
As you havn’t trained since Dec 27th i think you would get more out of staying at home and doing a training session than you would running a training race cos you can get more volume of training from a full session than you would in a race. Plus if you’re not in top shape the worst thing to do psychologically is run a bad race.
I started feeling a little sick during the train-ride to a competition once, and while the competition itself went fine I coughed badly for a couple of weeks afterwards, which has never happened before or since.
The coughing would start whenever I ran at full intensity.
I’m in the same boat Chris but with a grotty cold - if by chance i have recovered by thursday I might do it - just as a training session - the thing to be considered most is how its gonna affect us afterwards and will it affect the preparation for the meets we do care about ?
I’m not too bothered about losing ( I got used to that last year lol ) but in my case 3 x 50m from blocks under comp conditions and possibly running faster than i should ( rising to the occassion when i should be recovering ) might knacker me/you for the following weeks training - hard decision - ( and I haven’t helped you one bit :rolleyes: )
I think I am going to run it. My important meet isnt till March so this shouldn’t hurt. Just have to make sure I dont have any unusual soreness or discomfort. (I dont want an injury from an insignificant meet)
last year i was sick the night before. i had two (2) track meets (one jumping in stathroy and one running/relays in windsor) the next day…i got a pb in the LJ before just because i was so relaxed as there was no pressure because i alreday had the excuse of being sick. i didnt run well though.
I’ve never run a 50 b4 chris so whatever I do its gonna be a pb
last year I did 60m in 7.8 HT but my 100m at the end of sept came down to 11.89 HT equivalent which equates to apprx 7.6 - 7.7 for 60m
I’d like to think I could get down to 7.5 for 60m but but no idea how this relates to a 50m - we shall see - I must say didn’t enjoy the indoors as much as outdoors last year - very intense and no room for error - so I’m just gonna do 3-4 or so before march and I’m concentrating on the sussex county championships outdoors in early may as my first real target of the year
next year I’m eligable for m40 masters indoor so I might take it a bit more seriously
my colds pretty bad still and I had no sleep at all saturday night due to a crazee night out in London ( no alcohol believe it or not ) so I’ll prolly miss the race this thursday
as for ur move - I think whichever decision u make will be the right one - u sound like u want to do it - in which case as Johnny says you’ll gain valuable experience - and there’s no pressure of expectation
I’ve had a few meets through the years that I’ve run when ill. I agree with some of the other posts that indicate good results can occur, maybe because of relaxed state, maybe elevated body temperature if you run a fever. So in a short sprint, I wouldn’t hesitate to run if not too ill. Obviously, this would not be the case as the illness is greater and/or race is longer. Just treat it like a quality workout.
Be careful with antibiotics. There is one class of antibiotic that can cause spontaneous rupture of the achilles tendon as well as other tendons. It is one of the antibiotics sometimes prescribed for bronchial infections. I’ll have to check up on the name of this antibiotic. Pretty scary hey?