If you have a cold, resist the temptation to run and take a few days off. You won’t lose fitness – so don’t worry. Photo: Alamy

Running with a cold: why you shouldn’t even think about it – trust me, I did and I felt a lot worse afterwards

Pavel Toropov had headaches, fever and night sweats, but didn’t want to waste months of training. He soon regretted his 50km race in Hong Kong. Others have suffered more after mistaking pneumonia for a cold. So what to do?

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If you have a cold, resist the temptation to run and take a few days off. You won’t lose fitness – so don’t worry. Photo: Alamy
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