Illness and long runs – the good, the bad and the ugly

I am yet to make it through a round of marathon training without getting sick and being derailed for at least 4-5 days. Whether this is due to the fact that my marathon training is done over winter, and you’re just more likely to get sick then, or that pushing my body too hard makes…

36 days til the Surf Coast Trail Marathon

I have no idea how it got so close to race day without me realizing it, but we’re almost 5 weeks out and I haven’t run since last Saturday. Winter isn’t even really here in Melbourne yet, so I wasn’t expecting to be felled by a cold for some time. I got one anyway. Coughs,…

Should I run if I am sick?

I’m siiiick. Middle of winter bad cold siiiiick. And this week was meant to be my first week back into training. For what I am not sure yet, but at the very least I really need to get out there and start running regularly again. But I’m siiiick and there’s no real reason to train if…