Running when ill??

Hi all,

So I graduated last week (yay!) and am trying to train for a 10k in two months - I don't expect to run all of it, but I'd like to run more than half. Only problem is that on Monday I didn't have time to run, and today I've got a cold and a sore throat and it's chucking it down here. I'd still like to go out, but do I just run the risk of making myself properly ill?


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5 Replies

  • I am the same as you, graduated last week, got a 5k booked for Saturday and feel like ####... Running is the last thing I want to do :( Although at least my first 10k is about 6 months away.

    I would suggest a couple of says rest, then get back on it as quick as you can, you won't feel like running, you won't do your best and get to feel dejected. A few good nights sleep, some fruit and vit C - and you'll be back up by the weekend running..

  • No, don't run - rest up and wait for another couple of days when the cold symptoms have gone.

    You won't lose anything in terms of fitness with a few days break and have plenty of time to prepare for you 10K.

  • Definately don't go! Sounds like we have the same lurgy. Nothing good will happen if you try to run when you are ill. Rest and rest some more.

  • Stay in, until you feel better... the Lurgy monster is hanging around the forum and ready to leap on anyone he can :)

  • No, don't! If it had been just a sniffles and you feel OK then you could, but anything from neck down then no, it just puts stress on ticker, just rest. Resting up to get rid of a cold won't lose you any fitness..😊

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