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Discussion: O or Fell

in: Mark3; Mark3 > 2018-03-20

Mar 21, 2018 10:13 AM # 
RobK:
Or JOK will be good practice for the JK....
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Mar 21, 2018 3:27 PM # 
Scrappy Doo:
or rest up to get over your illness before the 'lots of orienteering' at the JK....... oh, no sorry silly idea...fell race for variety
Mar 22, 2018 9:03 AM # 
Mark3:
I am a bit concerned that the illness is taking a while to shift. There is a frankly remarkable amount of mucus.

I am tempted by JOK but it's just a bit short. I'll probably see how I feel tomorrow night.
Mar 22, 2018 9:27 AM # 
philm64:
Running / racing whilst ill can have pretty dire consequences. People have been known to die. eg. Mike Wells Cole.

If you carry on racing / running, and wondering why you're still unwell, you're not as sensible as you might think you are. When the body is fighting infection, why would you divert energy & resources to the stresses of running? (when you dont' need to)

In the 1990s i read that running whilst ill can deposit scar tissue around the heart - potentially reducing your life span.

Just sayin'
Mar 22, 2018 8:41 PM # 
Mark3:
I've read a bit about it and I agree it's not a good idea if you have something particularly bad - but this isn't bad, it's just extended. I haven't even considered taking time off work, for example. If there was a reasonable excuse to not do any training, believe me I would be using it!
Mar 24, 2018 3:45 PM # 
philm64:
" If there was a reasonable excuse to not do any training, believe me I would be using it!"

- there is; its called work, books, TV, sleeping, other sports, PLAYING THE PIANO....

;-)

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