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I asked my doc and she says 'When you're feeling better.' Gee thanks doc<br><br>
Thoughts anyone?<br><br>
While this has helped me shed a few lbs I don't recommend it
 

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Pneumonia takes a long time to get all the way better from. Your energy level will feel fine, then you'll do too much, then you feel horrible again. At least that's what happened with me. And it was a while before the lungs were happy processing air at a running pace. So be prepared for it to feel funky.<br><br>
And start back gradually and don't overestimate how much you are ready to do!
 

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If it is cold where you are, you might want to try running on the TM first, since it will feel pretty bad to run in the cold. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad">
 

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what's an mp3?<br><br>
is it a small version of the mp5?<br><br><img alt="" src="http://members.shaw.ca/tmcveigh/Projects/GunRights/images/HK-MP5-profile.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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It's slightly smaller, and thus easier to run with.<br><br>
I suspect it might do the same amount of damage to your hearing, if you're not careful. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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When I had walking pneumonia, the doctor said it would take two weeks to feel mostly better, and six weeks to feel 100%. He was right on the money.<br><br>
I tried a little running after two weeks, just to test my lungs, but I didn't feel ready for regular training until about four weeks after I started antibiotics. After six weeks I felt like I was back to my old self. This was late Spring to early Summer, so the cold was not a factor for me.<br><br>
Good luck.
 

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Last Thanksgiving day I was diagnosed with Pneumonia.<br><br>
I took 3 and a half weeks completely off - no intense excercise... None...<br><br>
I started running again around Christmas. I limited it to no more than an hour (about 7 miles for me at that point). I did some indoor cycling (windtrainer) on cold/nasty days, I ran if it was sunny. None of my usual - "who cares how it is outside, I'm running" - bravado.<br><br>
I didn't resume any sort of intense workouts - intervals/races - until February. It took me until April to really feel back on my game. That's not to say I couldn't run close to my "pre pneumonia speed/intensity" it's just my recovery went to pot. By April, that seemed to be back.<br><br>
My advice - rest lots - and ease back into running. Listen to your body - if it hurts or you feel run down, back off.
 

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I picked it up after a half on Oct 14. I started back gently almost two weeks ago.<br>
A couple of miles on the dreadmill was fine. Once I switched to going 5 miles outside I started feeling crummy and congested when I finished.<br><br>
I'm going to just run short and slow and inside until after Christmas.<br><br>
Pneumonia can still kill you.
 

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Indeed... and I don't know about you guys... but it was a misery I don't ever want again. My fever kept spiking to 104-105 and my stubborn butt didn't even want to go to the doctor. Finally DW made me go. Once they gave me the shot of whatever antibiotic it was, my fever went down an hour later. My hip hurt for 2 days though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
Not worth repeating.<br><br>
Also - let this be a lesson for running with bronchitis. I'm pretty convinced my pneumonia came from running a marathon with bronchitis.
 

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my brochitis turned into walking pneumonia (about 10?) years ago. It was well before I did any sort of regular activity so I can't give you any sort of timeframe, but I will warn you to take it easy and not push hard the first few times when you are by yourself - I developed asthma (exercise, cold, and allergy induced) from my illness.<br><br>
just be careful until you know how your lungs are doing. the treadmill is boring, but better to have breathing issues in a gym rather than on the side of the road by yourself.
 

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You all are scaring me! I am just getting over bronchitis. I ran three miles on the 'mill yesterday and coughed after, but otherwise felt fine. I ran outside in the cold this morning and nearly fell into a coughing, gagging heap after 2 miles.
 

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I hope you are feeling better soon, wtr.
 

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Jebba - did your doctor give you an inhaler - that helped me a lot this past year when I had bronchitis.<br><br>
I think you can safely run when you recover from bronchitis if you keep your intensity low, listen to your body and get plenty of rest. Also, I think the inhaler helps.<br><br>
The year that I had bronchitis then got pneumonia, I didn't back off my training, ran a marathon with severe bronchitis... then still didn't back off my training... finally I think my body forced me into a 'time out' by giving me pneumonia... such as life.
 
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