- Sep 16, 2010
Yeah it does. I had it in Jan and for a month or so after, easy rides were at 140bpm+ when they should have been sub 90bpm. Was really concerned for a while there.
Still a bit fucked from it now. Struggled in a crit last week in melb that should have been **** easy. The heart side is fine, but just don't have the usual top end. Mind you I only had bad symptoms for about a day, if I wasn't training I probably wouldn't have even known I had it. I wouldn't have expected this heart, lung, and fatigue-related stuff to linger for a month or two.
Pre covid 7-800km weeks were the norm and were being managed well. This week, i'll be lucky to get 200km in and I'm feeling pretty trashed right now.
The best thing you can do is don't get the fucking thing.
How are you fairing now?
I think that I recently had it. I'd been isolation for a week with four family members that were all positive when my symptoms started (aches, chills, nausea, headache, funny feeling throat, occasional sneeze and cough) but somehow I was PCR negative???
I'm now doing my rides at 100bpm on my rollers with my wattage in double digits. I'm not feeling up to going any harder than that.