If anyone is still awake, advice sort about running and colds

Running and colds

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22/09/2002 at 03:37
Hi there

I've signed up for the Nike 10k run in Richmond, later on today. But was wondering do people think it is okay to run if you have a cold. I seemed to have picked up something from a work colleague on Friday, at the moment it is at the sore throat stage, with a bit of a nose, and i can feel slight stiffness around my teeth. I am a beginner so will not be running fast anyway, but do you still think it will be okay.

If anyone is around and can advise, i will pick up replies later, before i plan to depart.

Thanks.

22/09/2002 at 23:47
Jo, sorry I wasn't around last night.

Did you do the race? If so how did it go? And what were you doing up at half past 3 the night before a race, when you had a cold?????

Seriously, for future reference, a head cold is ok to run with, anything in the chest - no way. If you were planning to take it easy, or even run/walk you would probably get away with it, although the excitement and being outside rather than tucked up in the warm, might make the cold a bit worse or last a bit longer.

If you are still feeling low now, take some Night Nurse and off to bed with you. And drink plenty of fluids. And phone in sick tomorrow - you don't want to give it to anyone else, do you.

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