Post Flu Training (for Round the Bay)

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Newcastle Dave
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Post Flu Training (for Round the Bay)

Postby Newcastle Dave » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:41 am

So a week ago last Saturday I did a 100k ride, bit shorter than what I was hoping for but was feeling a little tired. I put it down to having the week off while I was in NZ.
Unfortunately by 2:00 am Sunday I was having fever and chills and had full blown flu

I am 90% recovered but have a horrible lingering cough and feel very weak.

My question is around when I should start back training (its not long until the Round the Bay).
I was planning doing some short trainer rides in the next few days, and then hopefully a real ride next weekend. Am I likely to slow my flu recovery but hitting the bike ? (Speed it up maybe) ?

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Re: Post Flu Training (for Round the Bay)

Postby ValleyForge » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:55 pm

You'll neither speed up nor slow down your recovery. For the Round The Bay ride, miles would be the more important at this stage.

I'd hit the trainer & see how you pull up breathing wise. If all is good, then crack on to longer rides. If it falls over, well better to know now.
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Re: Post Flu Training (for Round the Bay)

Postby Derny Driver » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:59 pm

Make your rides low heart rate stuff, distance wont matter but keep the heart rate down.

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