Run thru a cold?

Run thru a cold?

Post by Chip Jame » Thu, 09 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Seems like every time I've flown recently I've come down with a cold. Well,
it happened again last week. It's not as bad as some I've had, but I still
have a lot of congestion, achiness and general fatigue. After training
steadily since setting a New Years resolution (22 lbs.. ago!), I'm now going
nuts trying to layoff running, as I've seen many "experts" recommend.

What has been your experiences with either laying off or running through a
cold?

Chip

 
 
 

Run thru a cold?

Post by Dominic Guerr » Thu, 09 Jul 1998 04:00:00

It all depends how bad your cold is, I tried to run just as I was getting
over a cold and I felt great at the end but about an hour after I finished,
the whole thing caught up with me.

My advice would be to wait it out.

 
 
 

Run thru a cold?

Post by Travis Hil » Thu, 09 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Run through it.
Tough it out.
The worse that can happen is that you die.

No, seriousaly, try to tough it out.  Start out a little easy, and lay off
if you need to.  Use common sense.

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Quote:

> Seems like every time I've flown recently I've come down with a cold. Well,
> it happened again last week. It's not as bad as some I've had, but I still
> have a lot of congestion, achiness and general fatigue. After training
> steadily since setting a New Years resolution (22 lbs.. ago!), I'm now going
> nuts trying to layoff running, as I've seen many "experts" recommend.

> What has been your experiences with either laying off or running through a
> cold?

> Chip


 
 
 

Run thru a cold?

Post by Rache » Thu, 09 Jul 1998 04:00:00

I find that if I run through a cold, I feel *dreadful* for the first bit of the
run, and then I feel better.  However, it seems to me that running while I have
a cold makes the cold milder, but it lasts longer -- usually a week for me.  If
I succomb completely to the cold and take a day off work and lay in bed feeling
sorry for myself and doing the whole tea and dry toast thing, I feel better the
next day.  I am asthmatic, and colds tend to settle in my chest if I give them a
chance, YMMV.

--R

Quote:

> Seems like every time I've flown recently I've come down with a cold. Well,
> it happened again last week. It's not as bad as some I've had, but I still
> have a lot of congestion, achiness and general fatigue. After training
> steadily since setting a New Years resolution (22 lbs.. ago!), I'm now going
> nuts trying to layoff running, as I've seen many "experts" recommend.

> What has been your experiences with either laying off or running through a
> cold?

> Chip

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Run thru a cold?

Post by Ben Y » Fri, 10 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>over a cold and I felt great at the end but about an hour after I finished,
>the whole thing caught up with me.

then run faster :)

ha ha

Quote:

>My advice would be to wait it out.

good advice..and it does make a difference on severity.  Ithink
some colds you really do have to sit it out but some actually
will heal up quicker with a run.  i think it varies and it depends
on symptoms.  

-ben

 
 
 

Run thru a cold?

Post by Richard Ottoli » Fri, 10 Jul 1998 04:00:00

A rule is:
Above the neck OK, below the neck, beware!

If its just a head cold, frequently you'll fell better after running.
If it is chest cold, and you even have the energy to run, you may feel
worse after running.  Your body is telling you something then- rest!

 
 
 

Run thru a cold?

Post by Chip Jame » Fri, 10 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


>>My advice would be to wait it out.

>good advice..and it does make a difference on severity.  Ithink
>some colds you really do have to sit it out but some actually
>will heal up quicker with a run.  i think it varies and it depends
>on symptoms.

I definitely agree. I'm not going to run with a real sore throat, but
I'm more likely to run if I'm just congested.

Chip

 
 
 

Run thru a cold?

Post by A.J. Howe » Sun, 12 Jul 1998 04:00:00

If you are able to breath with out having to cough up your long and you have
all of your balance, then I suggest that you run.  It will mentally make you
feel better if nothing else.

Quote:
>>over a cold and I felt great at the end but about an hour after I
finished,
>>the whole thing caught up with me.

>then run faster :)

>ha ha

>>My advice would be to wait it out.

>good advice..and it does make a difference on severity.  Ithink
>some colds you really do have to sit it out but some actually
>will heal up quicker with a run.  i think it varies and it depends
>on symptoms.

>-ben

 
 
 

Run thru a cold?

Post by Xilin » Wed, 15 Jul 1998 04:00:00

My rule of thumb is temperature and chest.  If I have a fever, I do not run.  If
I have a really strong chest cough (i.e. bronchitis, which usually also has
fever) I don't run.  Otherwise I do but I take it easy, walking more and trying
to avoid hills.  And I run early in the morning which helps (less tired!).  Of
course, I am pretty obsessive, jogging 4 miles 2 days after having hand
surgery...
Good luck.
S
Quote:

> Seems like every time I've flown recently I've come down with a cold. Well,
> it happened again last week. It's not as bad as some I've had, but I still
> have a lot of congestion, achiness and general fatigue. After training
> steadily since setting a New Years resolution (22 lbs.. ago!), I'm now going
> nuts trying to layoff running, as I've seen many "experts" recommend.

> What has been your experiences with either laying off or running through a
> cold?

> Chip