Prolonged intense endurance exercise certainly suppresses the immune system. For me, getting better at long-distance cycling sometimes feels like walking a bit of a tightrope....but maybe I'm trying to do too much, too quickly. I'm certainly being much more patient than last year; I did more than 200 miles in a week for the first time all year last week whereas last year I was doing that regularly in February/March and was burned out by April. At the moment if I feel a cold coming on, I seem to shake it off in a day or so before it amounts to much. I have young kids so guaranteed to get exposed to bugs ......often
Managed 14, 14 and 15 push ups today (I was going for 3x 14 but felt like I could go for an extra one on the last set). Seem to still be progressing despite restricting calories (another risk factor for the illness/fitness tightrope I fear )
@crimsondonkey safe to think that push up progress means I'm not overly restricting calories and going catabolic?