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Jun 14, 2016 1:08 PM # 
I was talking about this metro article with Annika on Sunday, and thought to post it here.

For the record, I don't think that anyone in the US follows the idea that having a sniffle or cough means no training... which is why I was so surprised to find out that pretty much everyone in Sweden follows the rule.

Heart inflammation is scary, but I am surprised that I haven't heard anything about this except anecdotal reports from Swedes. Perhaps the northern climate is an especially risky one for cardiotropic viruses?
Jun 14, 2016 1:44 PM # 
Yeah, that is a scary thing. I don't know if it is a swedish thing but I know several people that have got the heart inflammation. If it really depends on training while having a cold or something else I guess also is a open question.
Jun 15, 2016 8:32 AM # 
Big Jon:
2 British orienteers died in the 70's due to heart problems - almost certainly due to training or racing when having a virus. Its up to you to decide on when you are ill and when its OK to train, but erring on the safe side might mean a little less fit (though that is debatable as it will probably extend the illness effect if running while ill) against reducing the risk of dying from a heart attack...
Jun 15, 2016 11:31 AM # 
Same in Switzerland. We use to make jokes about that "ont i halsen"-thing... I think most of us don't train if we have a fever, but coughing and having a sniffle is usually no reason to rest completely. Don't know any Swiss that got a heart inflammation recently, but many in Sweden that did (even though they seem to be more cautious...?). Climate, more aggressive viruses,...?

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