I am six weeks away form my first marathon and the last two and half weeks of training have been badly affected as i have been suffering with a bad winter cold.
I am still coughing fairly regularly and don't feel fully over it but am starting to get concerned that my fitness level is going to start spiraling downwards if I don't start getting back out and racking up the miles. My last long run of 19.5 miles was over two weeks ago now and I've only managed a couple of easy 4-6 miles since.
- Should I just continue resting until I feel fully recovered and accept that I probably won't achieve my sub 4 hour goal or can I start to get my training schedule back on track as I recover?
- Would running actually help me clear my chest and help recovery or could I end up causing more problems for myself?