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Riding When Sick: Yes or No?

Old 04-10-12, 11:32 AM
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Riding When Sick: Yes or No?

My last ride was Friday; couldn't ride over the weekend due to other commitments and Easter stuff (which is OK because I get my miles in during the week). But yesterday I woke up feeling awful, my voice raspy and lots of body soreness, especially in the neck. Planned to call in sick but there was a crisis at work and I wound up working all day from home.

Today I'm feeling better and might be able to get a ride in. I feel like a slug for not riding. Never had a fever yesterday or today. So in your experience does riding help or hurt when you're feeling a little under-the-weather?
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Stress of any sort is never helpful when you are sick.
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Nope.
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if it'sbetween the ears, your fine. below the neck stay home.
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If it's just in my head, I'll go out and spin a bit at an easier pace. If in my chest, nope.
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Yes. But also at an easier pace. And if I'm super ill, I may just hop on the trainer for ten or fifteen minutes for a light spin. It usually makes me feel better.
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Yeah, it's in my chest...sore throat and cough and muscle soreness in the neck. Laying off. Thanks for alleviating my guilt everyone :-)
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HTFU!

OK, not really. I agree. Nope. Stay home, kick it, then get back on the bike!
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Take a day off, go light the next day, HTFU the days after that.
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I always ride through colds and the like. I find it makes me feel better. Stomach issues and hardcore flu with fever: not so much. Time to sit still.
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Originally Posted by Vlaam4ever
if it'sbetween the ears, your fine. below the neck stay home.
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I'll ride with a mild cold. I don't really notice it when riding. Bad cold, fever, or bacterial infection...no.
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