Should I race this weekend?

Should I race this weekend?

Post by Fran » Sat, 16 May 1998 04:00:00


Any thoughts are appreciated:

I was sick last week, probably just a real *** cold, but I still have
a bit of a stuffy head and runny nose.  Anyway, I wanted to do this
weeks' Dannon Du here in Dallas, but I've hardly trained for the last 12
days.  This evening, I went out for a light run and threw in a half-mile
at near race pace.  My legs felt ***y and my throat got very dry and
sore.

I'd hate to miss this race as I stopped swimming this year (time
constraints) and didn't do the USTS  last week.

Should I give the race a shot?  Am I being too soft?

 
 
 

Should I race this weekend?

Post by Iron Pe » Sun, 17 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>Should I give the race a shot?  Am I being too soft?

Your body is giving you a warning. It is telling you that it is still fighting
off the cold. My advice is to ditch the race unless this is *the race* that
you've been planning for all year. Even then you must weigh the implications of
getting a serious illness afterward if you decide to race.

If it is just a triathlon in your area, just ditch it. Heal up. The best thing
about tris nowadays is that they are a dime a dozen. You can always find
another race in your area.

Hope this helps.

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Should I race this weekend?

Post by Adrian Wynn » Tue, 19 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Any thoughts are appreciated:

> I was sick last week, probably just a real *** cold, but I still have
> a bit of a stuffy head and runny nose.  Anyway, I wanted to do this
> weeks' Dannon Du here in Dallas, but I've hardly trained for the last 12
> days.  This evening, I went out for a light run and threw in a half-mile
> at near race pace.  My legs felt ***y and my throat got very dry and
> sore.

> I'd hate to miss this race as I stopped swimming this year (time
> constraints) and didn't do the USTS  last week.

> Should I give the race a shot?  Am I being too soft?

Sorry Frank but I'd say don't race.

Racing when you're ill (or recently have been) is no fun. IMO it takes a
good while for your body to recover enough strength to race properly,
even long after the symptoms have gone. Besides, it can be lethal
(literally).

regards

adrian

 
 
 

Should I race this weekend?

Post by Baroo » Wed, 20 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
> I'd hate to miss this race as I stopped swimming this year (time
>> constraints) and didn't do the USTS  last week.

If this is an important race to you.....go for it.  If there is a bigger race
down the road, what it out.

Depending on how much base you have behind you, 12 days wouldnt make any
difference.  It would probably help you....more rest, better race.