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4/7/13 9:00 A

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Thanks for the advice. I ended up not running. I can deal with a slightly runny nose, but with all my symptoms I thought rest was more important. I hope this cold passes quickly so I can do the run next weekend!

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4/6/13 2:40 P

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Hi,

The rule is if you have a fever--chest congestion, aches or pains or vomiting or diarrhea--it is always better to allow some time off and let your body fully recover. I would not recommend running medicated as these meds can mask symptoms which could create other issues. Running is a life-long journey so missing a training run, even this close will not undo your hard work, but it could keep you from toeing the start line if you run sick and it causes your illness to prolong or worsen.

I hope you feel better soon!

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4/6/13 9:52 A

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I'm feeling the same way... I'm going to take two tylenol, bring my water bottle, and go for it. Best of luck to you!

Debbie

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4/6/13 9:26 A

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It depends on how you feel. If the cold is in your head, bring tissues and go for it. It will be slower than usual though. If you are coughing and its in your chest, rest. ust my 2cents worth.
Feel better:)


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4/6/13 9:22 A

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Hi. I'm training for a 5k, which is next Saturday. I intended to run today but woke up with the start of a cold. My nose is running like a faucet, I'm sneezing, and my throat is sore.

Should I run today? What would you do?

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