Perhaps this weeks blog may give you a different approach or mindset to the next time you get sick or develop an infection during a preparation.
Clearly this is NOT medical advice, just my experience... haha
So often I see and hear athletes develop a sniffle or a niggly cold and 'put the queue in the rack' until they feel better. And, if you're laid out unable to move then fair enough, but something is better than nothing... I think I've said that before this year. ; )
It was Sunday night last week sitting in the GP's with a cracking chest infection (love Melbourne and having young children at day-care). Generally that put's a line through swimming for me for at least 48 hours, even though it's the 'easiest' to do for me, it's a hive of germs and not great for chest related sickness. However, sitting on the Kickr and turning the legs over is always an easy option to keep things ticking over.
So fast forward to this Sunday with infection gone and feeling 100%, I've juggled things around, reduced a little bit of swimming but still come away with a + TSS week and really great weekend.
It's not really overcoming much, but it's just the mindset of someone trying to find a way to at least 'stay even' for the week, rather than slip behind. In the end I've pushed forwards.
So next time you're in that position, maybe TRY and keep moving, keep things ticking over and every 24 hours you may just get that 15% better. If pain persists please consult your nearest professional... haha
1253 forecast TT for the week and to come away with 1321 and over 20 hours is great for me. I would have taken 20% less had you have asked me last Sunday.
Trying out the FLOAT recovery tonight, will let you know how it goes. 60 mins lying horizontal in peace and quiet has me sold, the rest is a bonus!
TOTAL FORECAST TSS 7740 ACTUAL TSS 7883 NET TSS +143