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    How long does it take to get out of shape?

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    How long does it take to get out of shape?

    Post by hannah on Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:32 am

    So I have my second-to-last meet today, I really wanted to make a huge jump, because I've been running 23:30s almost every meet this season and after I finish I always feel like I could have gone faster. But then I got a bad cold and I decided to take a bunch of days off so the cold wouldn't drag on forever. But oh wait it has, and now I've taken 4 off days and 5 light runs in the last week and a half and I'm still sick and I feel like I can't make a huge breakthrough and I'm really sad and angry.
    Could someone please tell I can't have lost any shape and make me feel better?
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    Re: How long does it take to get out of shape?

    Post by runner_dude on Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:47 am

    Any shape you have lost is minimal, and if you had kept running, you would be in a lot worse condition because when you're sick your body needs rest.
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    Re: How long does it take to get out of shape?

    Post by Running With Scissors on Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:34 pm

    Seems like everyones getting sick, must be the weather change. A week and a half off shouldn't be that bad. Your legs are still in shape but you may notice its harder to control your breathing but make sure you do.


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    Post by XC_crazy on Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:37 pm

    I think everyone gets some sort of cold during the fall.
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    Re: How long does it take to get out of shape?

    Post by hannah on Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:08 pm

    ah okay thank you. i PRed by a minute today, which makes me happy Very Happy (even though im still not very good). next meet i'm breaking 22 (i hope)!
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    Post by Running With Scissors on Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:24 pm

    Good job PRing.


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    Re: How long does it take to get out of shape?

    Post by AudienceOfOne on Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:34 pm

    for future feference, if you have a decent aerobic base, you should be able to got atleast 10 days without seeing a drop. if you have a huge aerobic base, you should be able to go 2 weeks.


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    Re: How long does it take to get out of shape?

    Post by Running With Scissors on Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:07 pm

    AudienceOfOne wrote:for future feference, if you have a decent aerobic base, you should be able to got atleast 10 days without seeing a drop. if you have a huge aerobic base, you should be able to go 2 weeks.

    Luckly I had a huge base this summer so I didn't lose a thing in my two weeks off. Rolling Eyes


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    Re: How long does it take to get out of shape?

    Post by PCNQtrack on Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:57 pm

    See, you should have heeded Miler's warnings
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    Re: How long does it take to get out of shape?

    Post by Running With Scissors on Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:46 am

    PCNQtrack wrote:See, you should have heeded Miler's warnings

    Sorry that I desided to do what a 4:14 miler said he did (or at least we thought he was a 4:14 miler) instead of doing what a guy I was already faster than was doing (no offence miler).
    I based my entire summer running plan off of that loser and I am now paying. I thought it made sense, run short fast distances to get good at short fast distances. I was wrong.
    I am going to try run a large base this winter as long as swimming doesn't get in the way.


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    Post by FinishingKick on Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:05 am

    But we figured out he was fake in mid-June, you had plenty of time to change.
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    Re: How long does it take to get out of shape?

    Post by Running With Scissors on Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:11 am

    FinishingKick wrote:But we figured out he was fake in mid-June, you had plenty of time to change.

    Yeah but I thought it was working because I was breaking prs every race I ran, so I continued the original plan. The begining of my season was great as well because I was running fast times on hard courses (and crappy times on easy course Rolling Eyes ). Then I slowly faded and then got injuried.

    It was good while it lasted.


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    Re: How long does it take to get out of shape?

    Post by Pinthin on Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:13 am

    I had the same problem. I went to camp a couple weeks ago and couldnt run for 3 days + another 2 because of the weekend and being super super busy. So I only had 5 days off and I only ran 10 seconds off my pr and wasn't even tired.

    Glad to see you were fine :]

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