Everyone get’s ill. It’s unavoidable.
So, what do you do when you are poorly?
Do you ignore it and train anyway? Do you push through it and go for a big ride?
It’s all about listening to your body and seeing just how you feel. I’ve been ill this weekend and feel crappy today. Heads banging. I’m sneezing every 2 minutes and my throats killing. I’ve only eaten one meal today.
In short… it would be STUPID for me to go for a ride today or to lift some weights. The most that would be sensible, would be going for a really easy walk. At most.
In a couple of days though, I’ll be on the mend and will be training or riding again.
The first ride or training session, will be easier than normal. I won’t push to the max and will build it back up steadily. When I’m feeling completely better, I’ll be back at it as normal.
So, to answer, what should you do when you are ill?
You need to listen to your body, and make a judgement and go off of that. Sometimes you’ll only be a little ill and can ride or train… and it will make you feel better.
Other times you need to rest up and let the illness past.
Listening to your body is the right way to go 🙂