Posted: 03/08/2013 at 11:40
I have been on Antibiotics for a week for a very bad tooth abscess, its gone down now, but i also took a shed load of painkillers at the beginning of the week too ,and didnt eat that much..feeling better ish now...although still have a small lump there .
My Dentist said it would be ok to run the marathon i have booked tomorrow (4th) , but as a personal trainer i am not too sure whether that advise is simply based on the the tooth, and not my overall strength.!? haha.
I have looked all over the net, and some say its been ok (smaller distance),some say not because the body is fighting infection (of course)..
but with it being tooth? i wanted to ask hardened runners too
I know many people with chest infections will say do not run, and quite rightly, but i just want to know if anyone has ran a marathon or half in this situation before?
( my race only has to be steady, its not a competitive one btw )