Oh, the trials and tribulations of being sick! But I agree with TIMOTHYNOHE, you do have choices. I have suffered from a cold/flu like thing for nearly a month. The bug flying around our office had a long life span but was not something antibiotics responded too, but it did get better. Runners World always said " above the neck cold, run, below the neck cold -- maybe not" but I sometimes do a short run because it seems to clear my lungs. I have not had to run a race with a full blown cold, but I have had to run with not feeling great, and I do survive, but you know your body best. -- I have also heard that a couple of weeks after you run a longer/hard race your immune system can drop. It happened to me after the Portland Marathon last fall and I suffered from alot of little things I don't normally get. Try a little walk/run a couple of times and see how you do before you decide. You might surprise yourself. But truly, if you are really concerned, see a doc :)
I am pretty sure DNF is "did not finish"
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