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Old 12-05-05, 09:25 PM   #1
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Do you work out when you've got a cold?

Hello,

I have a cold, but I still feel like running

Do you ever work out when you're sick? if not, how long do you usually wait?

I usually just ignore it and go out on the trails, but will it prolong my cold or does it help.


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Old 12-05-05, 09:55 PM   #2
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conventional wisdom says you can train (but take it easy) with a cold in your head, but don't train if it's in your lungs. makes sense. don't work out if your breathing will be affected by infection
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cold=run

fever=no run
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If it's a head cold and you feel like training, go easy. If it's in your chest/lungs, don't mess with it. Concentrate on getting well. Taking a four or five days off won't kill you.
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Old 12-11-05, 02:45 PM   #5
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Man, I've had a cold for the past week.. body is telling me to rest, mind is telling me to train... body usually loses that fight though
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neck up colds -keep training, but not at the same intensity

chest cold -unless you really want pnemonia, skip it. Not an urban legend as I know people who have made this mistake.
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