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    • #27126
      AvatarXavier Mora
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      Dear cocah Lynda
      I am 42 years old and I recently suffered an infection that prevented me from training for a month, I am starting again, my Fitness is 56 and my heart rate is very high, 30 or 35 beats more than what it was.

      I am going to race the Cape Epic on March 24, how do you suggest I recover and start training?

      I have done the 7-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race – Personal Record Plan twice and it has been great, any extra changes to add to this plan??

      Thanks in advance

      Xavier

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      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Xavier,

      Sorry to hear that. It sounds bad to prevent training for a month. A very high heart rate is alarming and you should resolve that issue with medical help before you begin training again. You may still have an infection such as myocarditis which you need to fully resolve prior to building any fitness back for racing.

      Coach Lynda

    • #27137
      AvatarXavier Mora
      Participant

      Thanks for the feedback coach
      I will check my physical condition with a doctor before to be back in training

      Thanks

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