Stay indoors and rest until you get over it or just get out there, sweat it off and forget about it?

How does you training alter when you come down with a cold or a cough?

I've heard it's better to rest as the heart is already under strain trying to fight off the infection, but maybe this is only the case for beginners as opposed to highly trained athletes? Maybe a slow endurance speed run could be OK?

Some say that if it's just in the head then continue, but if it's below the shoulders (chesty cough...) then it's better to rest.

Some people continue to run, worrying that if they spend more than a week without training they will begin to lose the level they have acquired. This could result in making themselves more ill? This brings me to another question - how long is it ok to rest for before you begin to lose your level of fitness and strength?

Thanks again for your comments.

Kirk

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