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Old 08-21-07, 08:21 AM   #1
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When Do I Get Back On The Bike?

I was sick for two weeks with the whole sore throat, head cold, chest cough thing. How long before I get back on the bike. I tries riding yesterday...5 miles and I was through, coughing, gasping for air and heart rate up. Today the muscles are tight and sore. I usually ride between 20-40 miles and feel great! How long before I'm back to normal? Should I just push ahead or take it easy?
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You should go as far as you feel comfortable with. It will depend upon how your overall health was before, and how much you have actually recovered. Remember that taking a few weeks off will make you a little weaker especially with a severe cold/flu.

Don't over do it, and make sure you have been very well hydrated. Having a cold/flu but will not help you be hydrated.
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How long before I'm back to normal?
That depends. What are you doing to get yourself back to normal?
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