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    Anyone still ride during a mild cold virus

    Just got a mild summer cold . Still riding . But my rides are more focused on energy conservation rather then training .
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    I usually don't. I can tell it affects my riding because I usually can't elevate my heart rate hardly at all. Sometimes, it gets bad, so I just take the time off and let my body heal. I'm pretty healthy. With time off, I can be back in the saddle in a few days.

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    It's not worth it, unless you're a pro who has to finish a race
    I wait 'til I'm coming out of it, then do a very easy hour or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarhead#42
    Just got a mild summer cold . Still riding . But my rides are more focused on energy conservation rather then training .
    Jar
    an article i wrote about this a while back http://www.cyclecoach.com/articles?a...lness&ext=.htm

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    That's an interesting article, especially the part about the J-curve for respiratory infections.

    A couple years back I would run come hell or high water, and in the winter I had a constant chest cold and after running I coughed a lot. The older you get though the more careful you have to be, no?

    Still though I'd still ride even with a cold. What doesn't kill you will only make you stronger. (Or maybe just maim you for life or something . . .)

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    I just go out and ride when I have a cold. Often I feel pretty miserable when I start because of the congestion which I think affects my middle ear affecting my sense of balance making me feel a bit "light headed" and stuff like that. The odd thing is that something about exercising seems to clear up the airways and I start feeling better, in facts, I often feel much better when I am riding then I feel at any other time during the day. I do take it easy. I just go out and do easy miles - no intervals or time trials or any of that stuff.

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    I agree with Pat I make a point of exercising when I'm congested as I almost invariably feel better by the end. Might be something that doesn't happen for everyone but my airways definitely clear out at least for a few hours if I exert myself enough with mild congestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley
    I agree with Pat I make a point of exercising when I'm congested as I almost invariably feel better by the end. Might be something that doesn't happen for everyone but my airways definitely clear out at least for a few hours if I exert myself enough with mild congestion.

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    This has been my experience too. But remember that if you've got a fever, stay in bed!
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    Like Riley said
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    Good article , I took one day off and today I zoomed a 30 miler . I use alchemy to boost the immune system . Basically , I make my own collidiol silver and also use a rife machine which sends a electrical current throughout your entire circulatory system killing parisites , virus's and bacteria as well as fungus . The silver collidiol also is absorbed into your blood system and destroys virus , bacteria , parisites as well as fungus . You will still get the symptoms of the illness , however they will be short lived and your energy levels should stay somewhat stable . The best way to use the collidiol silver is when your get the 1st symptoms of illness . Its allso useful for cleaning your water bottle . This is how Ive stayed healthy for two years . I personally dont believe in vacines made by corperations . I tend to think outside the box in all areas of life .
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    Yes - at least for running (I have less cycling experience with a cold). I find that moderate to easy exercise helps clear up my colds better than doing nothing. Something about warming up the body, using the respiratory system and getting blood/oxygen flowing really helps. Also it relaxes me which helps me feel better and sleep better. Make sure you drink a lot, avoid even slight deydration.

    But don't push yourself, you don't want to break down the body like hard exercise does - that can make things worse.

    This is what I do for colds, for any other sickness or anything with a fever, rest.

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    I still commute on the bike and go out for weekend ride when I have a head cold. Even when it's mildly in the chest I'll usually keep commuting on the bike, but tend to ease up on the weekend "training" rides. If I don't feel well enough to ride, I usually work from home or take a sick day.

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    Jar,
    1) airborne infections like colds usually spread in the winter. Houses are closed up, and the buggies get concentrated.
    2) What you may be experiencing is an allergy or an allegy-like episode to something you were exposed to (could be something like a diesel exhaust)
    3) You make me nervous when you talk about taking silver and running electricity. This does not sound like a good idea at all.
    4) I'd want to trace down the actual cause. Your Doc can do that. In the meantime,
    if it's not in your lungs, I wouldn't worry about it. Get some tavist (Walmart has it's house brand of the stuff cheap.) Try taking one pill just before bedtime, just once. See if that helps any.

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