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Any docs out there, mild chest infection, Half Sunday, feel fine, dont know what to do?

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May 2011
9:18am, 7 May 2011
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NellyMarcos
Hi all
Hoping someone with medical knowledge (not guessing) can give me some advice, went to docs on Monday with very mild symptoms, doc gave me antibiotics for chest infection (2 days left), meant to be running sheffield half tomorrow (sunday 8th May) for the 3rd time and just dont know what to do, I feel fine, no temperature, resting heart rate 58, went for a little test run of a mile last night and felt fine but loads of people have told me I shouldnt run tomorrow as I could end up really poorly. My training has gone really well and I have done up to 14 mile, if I did run I realise I would not be able to run to my target race and I had planned to just enjoy the atmosphere. Any advice would be great. Thanks
May 2011
9:21am, 7 May 2011
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Velociraptor
If you feel OK and can walk briskly without getting short of breath or having coughing spasms, by all means trot round at a pace that's comfortable and enjoy it :)
May 2011
9:27am, 7 May 2011
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NellyMarcos
V Thats what I had planned to do but then got scared yesterday when someone told me I could end up having a heart attack
May 2011
9:59am, 7 May 2011
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Velociraptor
Ask 'em where they got their medical degree, NellyMarcos. And if they actually have one, roll your eyes and make a comment about how doctors are always trying to stop people from running ;)
May 2011
10:15am, 7 May 2011
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NellyMarcos
Thanks V, like I say I did a mile last night at about 11mm pace and felt ok, I seem to be having a bit of a cough early morning but after that am ok. My OH is just getting over a head cold so we plan to plod round together. I will save the PB for another time. I would rather run it slow than not at all, its my favourite race and the one I look forward to every year.
May 2011
10:20am, 7 May 2011
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JohnnyO
I agree with the dinosaur.
May 2011
10:28am, 7 May 2011
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plodding hippo
My only issue with this is whether you will be able to "just plod round"
race atmosphere and all that
May 2011
10:37am, 7 May 2011
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JohnnyO
I agree with the hippo.
May 2011
10:43am, 7 May 2011
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plodding hippo
Johnny, are you ok;)
May 2011
10:44am, 7 May 2011
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JohnnyO
I don't *always* have to be 'one of those difficult intensivists' ;-)

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