Archive of: Illness

  • Training / Racing & illness

    Today’s Coaches Corner question has been asked by Simon Tacx as well as couple of other members this week. Simon wanted to more about training or racing with illness.

    Firstly I am not a doctor so all the information below is based on personal opinion and experience.

    Symptoms Your body will give you subtle hints, so ask fatigue, tiredness, loss of appetite, poor sleep quality, temperature as well as the classic signs of coughing, running noise etc. Also looks to other factors during your training. Is your normal working heart rate higher than normal, are you finding that you aren’t as powerful, strong etc. These are key signs saying that your body is stress out due to illness or over training with insufficient rest. You might be eating or drinking more as the body will be using key energy stores to fit the illness or infection.

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