headcold and riding? quick question

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headcold and riding? quick question

Postby BarryTas » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:13 pm

QUICK QUESTION - QUICK ANSWERS


so this week i am haveing a recovery week before 4 weeks of hard training for my next big race, a 37km TT.

I have not trained since Sunday. i have an RDOP tomorrow - Friday. thus my plan was to ride fast flat 75kms for each day, but i am getting a head cold...so

to ride or not to ride, its is just a head cold?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: headcold and riding? quick question

Postby BarryTas » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:42 pm

i know its either HFU or rest to make sure that i dont get sick, or just do i little ride and see how i go.

I just want an oracle who can tell me everything :? :roll: :D
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: headcold and riding? quick question

Postby twizzle » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:36 pm

Don't train or race with a temperature.

Above the neck is supposed to be O.K., but I've talked to someone who's sister ended up with an abnormal ECG after competing while sick and I've also talked to a guy who was off the bike for TWO YEARS after getting pericarditis from riding when sick.

Lots of people do it and get away with it... but is it worth the risk?
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Re: headcold and riding? quick question

Postby trailgumby » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:51 pm

I'm going to vote for recover.

Training while you're coming down with something will only accelerate the severity of what you're getting. Don't repeat my mistakes - being young and stupid I had to learn the hard way. :roll:
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Re: headcold and riding? quick question

Postby cycling_jo » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:50 am

Rest, rest, rest, especially with the cool weather. Maybe a long easy stroll to keep the body moving?
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Re: headcold and riding? quick question

Postby BarryTas » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:24 pm

so i rode 220kms over the 3 days averaging 30kms

it just must be my office, oh i dri=ank heaps of water and took heaps of zinc and vit c
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Re: headcold and riding? quick question

Postby zues » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:32 pm

Maybe you didnt have a head cold just a cold head :!: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: headcold and riding? quick question

Postby BarryTas » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:22 pm

ahhh then a week l;ater to the day i get the flu, 2 days off work and about a week off trining grrrrrrr, i have my fav race in a month
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Re: headcold and riding? quick question

Postby aroes » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:09 pm

I def won't be doing it again

Last night and the night before I could feel a subtle sniffle coming on, didn't think it was anything major though

Did 48kms today, felt GREAT on the bike, but about 5 mins after jumping off, felt like and still do feel like I'm gonna die........chills, aches the whole deal

Don't do it
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Re: headcold and riding? quick question

Postby daveywastaken » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:24 pm

BarryTas wrote:so i rode 220kms over the 3 days averaging 30kms

it just must be my office, oh i dri=ank heaps of water and took heaps of zinc and vit c


sorry mate but i had to laugh when i read this :? after asking for advice and everyone voting for rest. then a few days later u have a flew :(

personally if im feeling my body is sick i wont do anything physically intense, u just totally wreck ur immune system. hopefully ur both feeling better and training again.
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