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Location: Seattle, WA
Bikes: 2014 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5, 2012 Jamis Bosanova, 2014 Motobecane Fixie Record, 2001 Specialized Hardrock
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Tips for quick fitness recovery after 3 weeks off + 1 week of cold/flu
My last ride was April 21st before I went on a wedding/honeymoon trip for 3 weeks. When I returned I had picked up a cold/sinus infection that has kept me off the bike for another 8 days now.
Prior to this trip I was averaging about 180mi a week for the year.
I have two big rides coming up (100mi, 6,500' climbing on the 26th and 100mi, 4,000' climbing on the 31st) as well as my normal 20mi round trip commute to work. I didn't ride today as my chest congestion is still not cleared up and I suspect I won't ride tomorrow either.
Anyone have any tips or tricks for how to best deal with chest congestion while trying to put some miles back into legs that have been off for a month before an event?
I'm thinking I'll just keep adding mileage from Wednesday to Sunday and hope for the best (Wed:20mi, Thurs:30mi, Fri:40mi, Sat:Off, Sun:50mi) but I'm up for trying other approaches if they have worked for others in my situation.