To all the runners out there: I usually run 5k three times a week. I last ran on Tuesday and then I got hit with a horrible case of bronchitis. I could barely hold my head up let alone go outside and run. My question is: I would like to run this Tuesday, but I'm really scared that my endurance is out the window because I haven't ran in a week...do you think I'll have issues running my normal 5k?
It's not a hurry, I just don't want to get back out there and only be able to run 1 mile because I've lost endurance from not running my normal 3+. I have a 5k coming up on the 26th which I'm sure is enough time to get back up to over 3, but I was just curious how much endurance we actually do lose by not being able to run for a week.
I don't think that you'll lose much endurance. I'm training for a half marathon - I'm supposed to do 3 short runs during the week and 1 long one on the weekends - sometimes I can't do the 3 short runs (or any short runs during the week) and I've been able to up my mileage each long run. It's not really a problem.
You need to give your lungs time to heal!
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