Last week I woke up to do a race and my throat hurt so I went back to sleep. I didn't want it to get worse because the following week ( tomorrow ) is my A-Race.
Unfortunately it got worse and I may have had acute bronchitis/ chest cold. The symptoms peaked around Monday-Wednesday, and by Thursday the congestion decreased.
Today I went out for an easy ride for an hour and really felt the loss of fitness. When I got back home I felt normal and cough was normal too. By breathing I cannot tell if my lungs are congested, but I do feel a little mucus at times.
Since tomorrow was supposed to be my A-Race, I'm pre-registered. Now I'm having second thoughts from racing at all because I've heard it can get much worse. I'm recovered from the chest cold but the symptoms are slowly stopping.
If age has anything to do with it, I'm 19.
My two choices were to start the race and drop out if I can't take it, or to not race at all. Just wondering if anyone else has also had an experience like this, or could share any advice.