I've had a cold since Tuesday and have felt pretty bad ever since. I haven't run since last Sunday which was w4r2 and I'm feeling incredibly frustrated as I was making really good progress and hoped to have almost completed the programme by the end of the month.
Having run the gamut of cold symptoms all week, today I've experienced a chesty productive cough, and have been blowing my nose non stop. Attractive! After searching previous posts, the consensus seems to be that if anything below the neck is ill or hurting, it is best not to run. But I just want to make progress!
Can anyone tell me if they have ever felt physically better after a run? I read something about it clearing out sinuses and mucus...
Also, if/when you have taken breaks from running for a week or more, how easy has it been to resume the programme? or should I expect to remain on week 4 or even go back to week 3 for a while?
Sorry for the whinge, I'm feeling quite down about this if my old PE teachers could see me being so enthusiastic about running they'd fall over in shock!