Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Neck and above = good to go. Right?

I woke up Sunday with a wicked sore throat.  Despite my initial inclination, I made some oatmeal, chugged some liquids, took my vitamin, and made some tea before heading out to my LBS to spin for three hours.  After riding, I felt great, but the throat slowly slipped back into torture throughout the rest of the day.

In an attempt to stiffle any illness, I took yesterday off; no run.  After hours of tea, throat drops, and lots of food and liquids, nothing really kept it at bay as long as spinning on Sunday had.  So today, aside from chugging OJ like my life counts on it, I've decided to fall back on one of my statutes...

"If your symptoms are from your neck up, you're good to workout."

At the end of the day, as long as I'm not worsening my condition, I need to get the training time in while I'm still in base training.  I don't want to hit the build phase without having my body used to the movement and pressures of all these repetitive movements. 

Wish me luck! 

Post Edit
I did a 30 minute ride and while my ears are still achy, my throat feels great.  
I might even push my luck and do a workout this afternoon.


P.S.  I'm working on my full racing schedule and I must admit it's quite fun amassing a laundry list of events in the area.  I'll be back soon with my list.  I'm sure I'll ask for advice on my B and C-priority race choices.


1.  Have you ever had illnesses from the neck up that you were able to "sweat out" so to speak?
I've had head colds that exercise actually did a lot to help.  

2.  What have you found works to get rid of a sore throat?

3.  Have you finished your 2012 racing schedule yet?
How many races are you doing this season?  Are you going for any big goals?

Swim fast.  Bike smart.  Run hard. 


Coy Martinez said...

Yeah, I had a throat up a few weeks ago, sinuses. I biked and almost fell off the trainer. Got light headed. Sure it's not step? I suppose if it was you would have a fever??

I drink warm tea with honey, about the only thing that settles my throat.

I did finish my 2012 racing schedule. The cost is somewhat attention getting :)

Run with Jess said...

Whenever I feel a "head cold" coming on, I overdose it on Emergen-C. It works every time!! I never get the full out cold & am able to continue training without a blip.