Last Chance Boston Qualifier in Two Days and I've Got a Big Fat Cold

Last Chance Boston Qualifier in Two Days and I've Got a Big Fat Cold

Post by TGCarls » Thu, 28 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Help!

I am hoping to qualify for Boston Friday December 29 in San Diego and on
Monday I got hit with a full, waterworks-style runny nose, slightly sore
throat
and very mildly green phlegm. Full on orange juice, more rest, homeopathic
cures and no milk nor dairy nor chocolate is being tried. I have run
shorter events with these symptoms, but am worried because my 3:25 target
time will tax me to the max. My internet coach says rest and don't run if
I have any fever -- and I agree. But having seen Ironman athletes get
blasted on race day because of the flu, I am discouraged, to say the
least. Any anecdotal testimony and advice on running marathons with a
cold, flu or whatever it is I've got?

Timothy Carlson  

 
 
 

Last Chance Boston Qualifier in Two Days and I've Got a Big Fat Cold

Post by Ray Charbonnea » Fri, 29 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Good luck.  I was sick for my qualifying attempt, and instead
of the 3:10 I needed, or the 3:20 I was confident of, I ended
up with 3:28.

There's always another year - hold off a week or two and you'll
be ready to run a great race to qualify for '97.
--
Ray Charbonneau    | An expert is someone who agrees
MIT Library Systems|    with your prejudices.