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Old 03-31-2012, 04:50 AM   #1
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Can I run in an event with a cold?!

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I have an 8 mile running event tomorrow at 8am, for which I have been training. Unfortunately, in the last couple of days I've picked up a nasty head cold, leaving me very heady and bunged up. I really want to run in this event, but is it dangerous? My body doesn't feel too bad - not at my best, obviously, but it's just a head cold. I'm going to rest completely today - just do some stretches - but should I run tomorrow if I'm not feeling well? Even if I take the run really slowly?

Any advice would be great!
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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Re: Can I run in an event with a cold?!

If you have a fever, body aches, or a bad cough, don't do it.

If it's just a runny nose and stuffed up head, running probably won't do any harm. Don't expect a great time, and be extra careful to stay hydrated, but it shouldn't actually harm you.

 
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