Thanks, Katrina. I will definitely bring an extra rag or 2. Glad to know you felt invigorated by the exercise when you ran with a cold. I haven't been ill this cold/flu season and have never done a long run with a head cold. Am definitely going to take the slow approach for at least the first half of the half marathon.
My sister reminded me of Michael Jordan's amazing Championship game with the flu. Goes to show the power of the mind & will.
dad sounds right. Just don't be surprised if it is a lot harder than you expect it to be. The cold will take a lot of your strenght. But if you don't push yourself past your limits, and as long as it's not in your chest, I say go for it. When I used to run with a cold, my sinuses could actually clear up when I was out and moving. Just be sure to have some kleenex on hand.
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I have been training for 6 months for the half marathon this weekend. On Monday, I caught a cold. Boo! It's above the neck only - so congestion and sinus pressure, etc; But no coughing, hacking, etc;
Everything I've read online seems to point to the direction that I'm ok to do the half. I don't have health insurance, so I can't ask my doc. :( But I did ask my Dad who I call Doctor Dad as he is an MD. He is ok with me doing the half as long as the cold doesn't move to my chest and I don't push during the race.
I was wondering if anyone has had experience with doing a half while nursing a head cold?
My plan right now is to rest for the next day and a half. Then to walk the first part of the race. Then if I'm still feeling ok, start doing intervals after mile 7. I was hoping for some real experience feedback if anyone has had this particular problem.
Thanks in advance!
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