Aka “How important is actually riding during recovery week?”
So on Friday of my Build week 4 recovery week I got a bad head cold. Yesterday, Saturday, had tissues pretty much permanently attached to nose. Decided to skip prescribed Mokelumne +1 (1.5 hrs endurance) yesterday in favor of letting my body fight cold.
This morning no better. Feel like zombie ♂ from head congestion. No fever. Plan calls for Boarstone (2 hrs endurance) today.
What to do? I know I can do Boarstone, should I? Something even shorter like Pettit just to keep legs spinning? Does riding right now (with this timing relative to plan) even matter?
A slightly irrational part of me is still hoping I’ll be up to crushing Ramp Test on Tuesday and going right into Week 5 of Build without missing a beat.