If your last day to take it is on Monday, you will absolutely feel the benefit, but the downside is that you may never get close to feeling or running that way again, which could be really discouraging. When I was on a cycle of Pred, I went skate skiing at 9000 ft and was so much stronger than the people I usually had a hard time keeping up with.
Top 20 Age Group Prize, AKA a T-SHIRT. LOL.
I've taken Prednisone three times in the past two years for a bulging/herniated disc. 5-to-9-day cycles.
The doctor always told me NOT to run when I was on the drug, because it would mask my ability to know whether I was hurting myself.
BUT: it's a kind of high. You'll be jacked to some extent. You might just run a PR. Of course, your legs will fall off afterwards, but you'll still have the PR, and you won't care about wheeling around on those smoking stumps because you'll have the PR.
This is how enabled doping starts. People convince themselves they are using it for one reason when it's really the other.
Once a person runs a PR on it they will always return to it eventually.
Odd hearing about people taking it for an injury and then going out and crushing workouts. Do you guys think it actually healed the injury?
The majority of people in this thread are so one directional. Besides the narrowed statistics on performance enhancement there are also statistics on its side effects and allergic reactions. Prednisone can be one hell of a nasty drug!
This says it all about the ppl on letsrun. What kind of massive brain dead simpleton would ingest something with clearly documented long term adverse effects just to run a bit faster?
Losers. Enjoy running when your legs are amputated due to steroid induced diabetes.
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