In the current situation with Coronavirus, when asked to rest and recover most athletes just want to fill their day with something so they get back on the bike or go for their daily run just to get out the house……..and inevitably go too hard.
As a lot of you know, I am an Intensive Care Consultant as well as a triathlete. My wife is a GP so we are both heavily involved in the healthcare response to Covid-19. As such I have had a lot of queries from athletes and friends asking for my views on various things that are doing the rounds with regards to the virus. So I thought I’d do a quick summary of the things I will, and won’t, be doing over the next few weeks, and why.