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Sick...When can I ride/race..Help Doc

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:02 pm GMT +0000    Post subject: Sick...When can I ride/race..Help Doc Reply with quote

Doc:

Friday morning I had a soar throat that turned into me shaking like a leaf with fever. Fever broke sat. I rested until this morning (mon) and feel pretty good. I can tell I was sick though. My fluid intake has been very high and I am all hoped up on good vitamins and minerals. Appatite has been normal.

Question: Can I race next Sunday in 5 days? When should get back on the bike? Slow ride maybe weds? I have been off the bike since last weds and I know thats not going to help my race. But I know there is not allot of training I can do before Sunday....

Never been in this situation. Any help would be great. Really don't want to miss a race.

THX!

JJJ
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:57 pm GMT +0000    Post subject: Reply with quote

JJJ:

If you are feeling up to it, get back on your bike tomorrow. Do an EASY spin and see how you do. If you find that when you get out and ride that you have no energy and you are totally wasted even after an easy ride, take the week off and skip this race. There is always another race, there is not another you, so take care of yourself. If you are doing well then then next day do a moderate ride with 2-3 intervals at no more than 75% of your max heart rate, then take Thursday and Friday as off days, Saturday do an EASY pre-ride on the course and Sunday go race. If at anytime you find your body rebelling, take the time to allow yourself to heal which can be 1-2 weeks. If at any time you have any worsening symptoms see your doctor.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:03 pm GMT +0000    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks allot....I figured I just needed to see how my body reacted.

Thanks for the advice....

JJJ
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