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It depends. If the cold is a head cold, you can carry on training as normal. If the cold is centred around the chest, you should take it easy - either dial back your training or rest up for a few days. Running will act as a decongestant, so running with a cold will clear your blocked nose - nose spits(!) - somewhat. I find it also clears a headache. If you have a cold going into the race itself, only you can decide whether to run or not. Your HR is bound to be a little elevated from being sick, so you will likely find that the last 15kms or so will see your endurance tested more than usual unless you take it easier than normal in the first half. You'll almost certainly run a slower time than you otherwise could.

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