tokyo running days

A marathoner / newbie triathlete's training blog.

Monday, June 19

A sore throat.

After the tri, I caught a cold and have had sore throat for whole one week. Since I started triathlon training, I catch a cold so often, 3 times within 2 and a half months is too much, I think. I wonder why. I train much much less than when I train for a marathon, and I sleep sufficiently these days, so it's hard to say my immune strength is going down because of the triatholon training. Then why? Do I get some infection from the swimming pool water when I swim? Or am I simply getting weaker because of aging? Do I have some another health problem? A bit scary to think about...

Saturday 7.5km jog
Sunday 13.5km aerobic pace
Week total: 43km


At June 20, 2006, Blogger Stephen Lacey said...

Mika, I think sometimes we just have our ups and downs. There were definitely some nasty little bugs around this past winter and spring. I guess some are still hanging around. Maybe you are not catching different ones but the same one keeps coming back. Try to focus on eating immune-boosting foods for a while. Even just popping a vitamin C every day for a few weeks will help.

At June 20, 2006, Anonymous shimo said...


At June 20, 2006, Blogger mika t. said...

Steve and Shoji-san, thank you for your advises. Vitamin-C, OK, I will try!


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