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!
Symptoms above the neck, run but easier than normal; symptoms below the neck, do not run.
2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race
Just Keep "Tri" ing
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.
8 Marathons 26 Half Marathons Marathons in Canada/USA/Bermuda/Ireland
Next marathons: May 11 Fredericton Marathon, September 14 - Austria
July 5 - Half Iron Triathlon
PR's 5k - 25:27 (09/2013) 10k - 55:44 (07/2013) Half - 1:57:44 (10/2012) Full - 4:10:48 (05/2013)
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.
"When the gun goes off, everything changes... the world changes... and nothing else really matters!"
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.
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