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first race of the season...

henderson_mkhenderson_mk Posts: 637
edited February 2008 in Pro race
So its the first race of the season here in Northern Ireland this sat....
I was looking forward to it, then I got a dose of cold/flu last friday which knocked the life out of me and I haven't been on the bike since last thursday... missed my club's RT too. :-(

Anyhoo... as I'm still not feeling 100% is it worth giving this race a lash this weekend? And if so... am I best trying to get in two hard days on wed/thurs? or just take it fairly easy all week on the bike?
I'm just not sure how to approach it now!


  • aarwaarw Posts: 448
    How dare you miss Annaclone!!!

    The cold/flu ceratinly is doing the rounds here! There's plenty of other races to come.....
  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    Agree with Aarw..........the season is long enough to put your first race back a couple of weeks. No point making yourself worse and if you are not feeling great you won't be able to perform at your best anyway.
  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    If it was a TT, you could ride it for training, not worry too much about your time cos you're not 100% fit and it's still early season, it'd give you a target time you could blitz next time out.

    But if it's a race, if you're not 100% will you feel censored , ride slow, get dropped and end-up really miserable ? And delay your eventual recovery...

    Like the guys say, I'd miss this one, recover quicker and come back fighting at the next one
  • sounds like sound advice guys... ta. :( I'm still off work and am still not really feeling up to training hard so looks like its definitely out.

    its a bit depressing... these things always seem to hit when you're getting some form!
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