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Get fit for riding.

Do I ride with a cold?

Poll ended at Fri Feb 01, 2008 19:19 pm

Best thing for it
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Rest up -its better for you in the long run
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Why should I care
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Alan35
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Postby Alan35 » Sun Jan 27, 2008 19:19 pm

Hi there

I go out every second morning and dash out ten miles or so before work.

It's a great way to help me lose weight and get fit.

I've got a cold. My legs feel a bit achy and my nose is blocked.

Should I ride tomorrow or take a couple of days off and let this thing ease?

What really is the best thing to do?

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ride_whenever
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Postby ride_whenever » Sun Jan 27, 2008 19:45 pm

Don't ride with a cold, you'll be off longer.

dhxcme
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Postby dhxcme » Sun Jan 27, 2008 22:18 pm

Short gentle burst of excercise usually makes me feel better after a rough patch. If you feel really rough after 20 mins of light (non strenaus) pedalling, head back, if not do an hour but make sure you stay wrapped up and hydrated. Vital is not to over do it, just a short leisurly ride.

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Postby Matteeboy » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:51 am

I ride, surf and do weights with a cold.
But I cut out the running.
Two Stumpjumpers, a Rockhopper Disk and an old British Eagle.

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Postby Pete236 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:02 am

Don't do your usual 10 mile dash, more a gentle 5 mile bimble round. You just want something to get the blood flowing and clear the cobwebs but not to get a real sweat on. Above all it depends on how you feel!
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