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Question on running (Read 80 times)


Fear is a Liar

    So is it head cold run, chest cold don't run. Or chest cold run, head cold don't run. I will patiently wait before I decide to run or not run.

    I'm so vegetarian I don't even eat animal crackers!

    100K or Bust

      Symptoms above the neck, run but easier than normal; symptoms below the neck, do not run.

      2017 Goals: for races not to be exercises in futility


      Fear is a Liar


        I'm so vegetarian I don't even eat animal crackers!

        Just B.S.

          I have a head cold with bad sore throat. Cant talk which I think hubby is enoying.


          I will ride my bike 60 minutes today and then rest in the hopes of getting at least some of

          Tomorrows planned 12 miles.


          In the chest I do total rest.

            I recently raced a 5K with stuff in my chest.  Bad idea.  It knocked me on my ass for several days afterward and I'm fortunate I didn't end up with pneumonia.  I've had great runs when all I have is the sniffles and actually feel better while on the run.

            Short term goal: 17:59 5K

            Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

            Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

              I've ran with a head cold before, and like LTH I felt better with the fresh air! Once it moves into my chest i think it is my body saying slow down! I've never ran with a fever either!

              Completed my first half marathon 2:09:04!!!



                I guess for me it depends; I have run easy with above and below the head symptoms and did just fine.  Sometimes the internal heat generated from physical activity breaks things up.


                I raced with a fever once and totally sucked ass so there is that.


                I am one of those people who do better by remaining active if at all possible when sick, as opposed to relaxing.  If I do pass on a run or workout however, then it most likely means I am sick as a dog.

                  Running while sick allows you to produce some spectacular snot rockets and loogies.

                  Will run for scenery.

                    Head cold : run on the street.

                    Lower GI issues : run on the trail.

                    Stupid feet!

                    Stupid elbow!