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Training with a flu

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My new schedule was emailed to me and I was all set to rip into the next solid week in the run up to Sunshine Coast 70.3. Coming off a rest week the body was ready to go, but a flu had other intensions.

Sunday afternoon it decided to show itself, 4 days later and very… slowly it’s being defeated by the immune system.

It started me thinking about when to return to training, to soon and you risk the on-slaught of having it return bigger and nastier.

I was chatting to our Naturopath about it earlier in the week and we discussed a few things, one of them having a blood analysis to detect that the flu/virus has left the blood stream. Good thought!

The other measurement tool, I guess if you can assess yourself is if it’s above the neck then easy moderate exercise will be fine making sure you take on extra fluids. Below the neck starts to become nasty if you progress with training. Chest, lungs or fever can expand and become more of a problem, so taking time off would be the smart choice.

Always if in doubt consult your Naturopath.

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