Running with a cold

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May 2015
4:04pm, 2 May 2015
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Nichrome
Hello all.

What are your general experiences running with a cold? I have a 10k tomorrow, but picked up a really nasty cold on Wednesday that is still lingering (coughing, blocked nose). Should I give the 10k a miss or will I be alright to go?
May 2015
4:09pm, 2 May 2015
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swittle
cough = no

get well and smash your next one
May 2015
4:28pm, 2 May 2015
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plodding hippo
dont ask me.Im stupid and will tell you to run
May 2015
4:29pm, 2 May 2015
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swittle
Hehe! So you would, hipps! :)
May 2015
4:32pm, 2 May 2015
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plodding hippo
Koff, ache splutter
May 2015
4:33pm, 2 May 2015
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swittle
:-o
May 2015
4:40pm, 2 May 2015
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plodding hippo
serious answer now
If you have symptoms below your neck.Dont do it
Or if you insist on doing it lose the time target
May 2015
6:59pm, 2 May 2015
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pink fairy
I ran my last 10k with a cold and chesty cough and I'm asthmatic. I didn't feel too bad during the run and got my target (sub 60), which wasn't a PB but was never going to be even if I'd been fit. However after the run I felt rotten, had a big coughing fit as soon as I stopped and it took me 2 weeks to get over it. Still loved the race, but it was a stupid thing to do.
May 2015
7:10pm, 2 May 2015
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Fellrunning
Sorry never understood why anyone would run competitively if they feel ill. Unless you're likely to win and the prize money will be enough to retire to the Bahamas I'd give it a miss. There's always next week/month/year...
May 2015
10:31pm, 2 May 2015
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philbo
What p h said :)

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