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Old 04-24-07, 02:02 PM
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Slightly, Maybe Sick. Ride Today or Not?

Scratchy throat. Full sinuses. Nothing in the lungs or chest yet though. 99.1 temp.

Allergies or a low grade cold.

Yesterday was a rest day. Sprint workout scheduled today. 3 sets of 10x10 sec sprints. Racing this Saturday.

Do today's workout or rest?

I have been sick more this year than I can remember. The 8, 6 and 4 year old germ vectors I live with are killin' me.

Maybe I'll sell them on ebay to Gypsies.

Anyway, ride or not?

Thanks.
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weren't you having some issues recently?

if that's the case, skip today. i'm getting the impression that you're over training, or over reaching.
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Originally Posted by botto
weren't you having some issues recently?

if that's the case, skip today. i'm getting the impression that you're over training, or over reaching.
Over-reaching may be right.

It is true. I have been sick 4 or 5 times this year, after usually never being sick.

My training and intensity level is substantially higher than before but still pretty modest. 8-9 hours a week. Of course, on Friday I stayed out until 12 drinking with the boys, then up at 5 am to ride 65 miles, then another 40 on Sunday. But still....
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If anything, a sub-45-minute recovery ride. Alternatively, just rest.

Poolesville is 2 weeks away. Plenty of time.
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Originally Posted by Ghostman
Over-reaching may be right.

It is true. I have been sick 4 or 5 times this year, after usually never being sick.

My training and intensity level is substantially higher than before but still pretty modest. 8-9 hours a week.
Of course, on Friday I stayed out until 12 drinking with the boys, then up at 5 am to ride 65 miles, then another 40 on Sunday. But still....
in my world, that's a recovery week.

just sayin'

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Do you have seasonal allergies that block you up normally this time of year? If so, do the workout, it'll make you feel better, always does me. If you have a head cold, go out and ride, get warmed up and try a few sprints to see how you feel, if after 2 or 3 you're not feeling it, abandon the workout and just ride easy.
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When I get this way I down some Airborn and do about 30 min in zone one on the rollers. Just enough to kinda kick your body into gear. Seems to help ward off the symptoms from getting any worse.
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from my experience, just rest up completely off the bike until you're well. you'll spend less time off the bike in the long run. and also, once u do start riding again, load up on the vitamin C and make sure you're eating right to keep the sickness from coming back. get well soon!
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