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Readers Respond: Have You Gotten Sick After Intense Endurance Exercise?

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Updated April 04, 2011

From the article: Exercise and Immunity
Research suggests that moderate exercise may boost the immune system, but more than 90 minutes of high-intensity endurance exercise may make you susceptible to illness for up to 72 hours after the exercise session. In fact, many marathon runners and triathletes seem to wind up with a cold in the week following their big race.

How about you? Have you ever gotten sick after intense endurance exercise? Share your story.

Sick after training

Yes, I'm sick after doing what I'll consider as an endurance training 90min of easy pace. I'm training for my 1st half marathon looks like I'm overtraining. But now I'm sitting with my healthy sandwich and vitamin C rich drink hoping to be better ASAP
—Guest Star

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