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Man Flu - Sportive this Sunday

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dave G, 1 May 2008.

  1. Dave G

    Dave G New Member

    All,

    My first sportive this Sunday (Forest of Dean Spring Classic). I've a stack of sponsorship, raising money to buy equipment for my 3 year old son's playgroup (a local charity).

    We're not talking mega bucks (couple of hundred quid) but I have to ride it......for the kids :biggrin:

    Problem is, today - chest is on fire, aching limbs, headache.....man flu. :ohmy:;)

    What can I do? Need remedies - I'm faced with a 'do or die' situation here and I'm cacking myself!!
     
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    You've still got three days to get rid of it but as far as I know there's no magic cure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    If you HAVE to do it, take the necessary medication, keep warm and drink plenty of fluids. Water, that is!
    Hot milk with honey and some Neurofen, or Lemsip might help.
    But if you haven't recovered adequately, DON'T do it!
     
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Doesn't sound like not doing it is an option. That just leaves getting as well as possible before hand. To do that you will require as much rest as possible so go home, if you're not already and have plenty of sleep, keep yourself dosed up on Ibuprofen, take hot baths, drink plenty and just look after yourself as well as possible. I'm sure you'll be fine come Saturday.
     
  5. yello

    yello Guru

    Sleep, rest, repeat.

    Fingers crossed you'll be better come Sunday. I reckon you should be.
     
  6. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    Co-enzyme Q10 helps with recovery, gulp down some supplements!
     
  7. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK

    Oh, I thought that was just something made up they put in face creams...;)
     
  8. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    You were so wrong!!! ;) It's half price at Holland and Barratts at the moment as well!
     
  9. Monkey Boy

    Monkey Boy New Member

    How about you do a 'Vini' and go for a blood transfusion? A big bag of EPO should get you there too!!!!!
     
  10. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    if you feel that rough then dont ride. Tell the kids/sponsors you are wimping out until you get better then ride it later.