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Old 04-20-13, 09:39 AM   #1
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Man cold and training.

Hey guys,
So tomorrow is my first race of the season and I'm not going to be able to do it due to a lingering cold/fever that I've had for the last 5 days. I have another race the following Sunday and would like to get on my bike and spin the legs on the trainer a bit. I was still running a fever last night but now with the help of some cold meds, it's down. My legs are super achy and i'm short of breath so I'm not sure it's a good idea.
I'm talking like zone 2-3 kind of stuff, no hard efforts at all.
What's the right, or wrong thing to do?
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Old 04-20-13, 10:07 AM   #2
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There's been some discussion of this in the training thread. Being short of breath implies that it has got to your chest. Under those circumstances I wouldn't train, expereince tells me it just delays my recovery.
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Old 04-20-13, 11:46 AM   #3
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I'm in the opposite camp. For me riding can help get the congestion out. I just wouldn't let it fatigue me.
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Old 04-20-13, 12:01 PM   #4
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As noted check out the training thread. Sift through the opinions and experiences and make your best judgement. And get well.
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