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What are peoples opinions on running when feeling under the weather with colds or flu?

Is it best to still train and try to 'sweat it out of you'?

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Is it best to rest up and wait until you feel better before training again?
 

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I think the rule of thumb is if its a chest infection its best to rest and take a few days off running whilst you recover. There is a slight risk of complications like a viremia.

Its just a bit of a snotty nose and its relatively mild cold its ok to still train but take a hanky with you.

I would say if you feel really porrly best not to push yourself and take a few days off running.
 

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When you're ill, your body will be working overtime to kill whatever germs/infection etc you have. Hard training will be putting a strain on your body.

It's generally ill-advised to be training when feeling ill.

Although, if that were the case, I shouldn't have played rugby through most of December and January :d
 

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Fever = don't run (unless your body/soul tells you to, despite your condition)

Apart from that, it's good to go out there and "sweat it out of you" :)
 

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I started with a chesty cough and cold a couple of weeks before my last race and decided to run through it. It was a good way of sweating it out and getting rid of all the gunge the Robitussin had loosened (good job I was running on my own!). But, as Fulmar says, don't run with a temperature. And there's no way you can run with 'flu.
Cheers!
 
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