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Louise Damen
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Illness has interfered with my training. Do you have any advice of how I should get back to training?

How quickly you can resume training after being poorly really depends on the severity and duration of the illness. The trick is to take it slowly and listen to your body. Your immune system will be suppressed following illness so it’s really important not to increase the volume and/or intensity of your training too soon otherwise you may find yourself suffering a relapse or picking up another bug or infection. Once you feel sufficiently recovered you should start with some short, easy running. Keep the effort low and monitor how your body is feeling and your energy levels both during and after. If these initial runs go well and your energy levels are feeling good then you can gradually start to increase the volume and intensity of your training again over the course of the next week or so.

 

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