/ Raised Heart rate
I am now three weeks into a forced lay off the bike due to cold/chesty cough. It never really was a head cold, more sore throat, lack of energy and then a deep chesty cough which became a shiftable mucus cough . So three weeks of rest, early nights and no booze and now I am barely coughing and feel much better. All good.
Saw that the weather is going to be great this weekend so thought a ride was in order to get back into the swing of things until I just checked my resting heart rate
86! (normally ~50-55)
Guess I am still fighting this fck of an infection and should continue to take it easy this weekend.....not much good weather left I bet...so friggin frustrating arrrgggh!!
Any doctors here to tell me actually everything is fine? anyone? ...
If you can restrict yourself to a short pootle (don't elevate HR above say 100) then I can't see it doing you much harm. IANAD
Never stopped Rees Mogg opinionating on stuff so I am going to take your advice at face value....thank you sir!
I have found with an elevated heart rate that I am still ill and will not recover well from exercise. If it was me I might exercise very gently, but I wouldn't train or go hard till my resting heart rate came down to normal levels. My normal rule is that it is dry and I am not ill I go out, and that means when it is wet or I am ill i know I exercised when i could and don't feel so bad about it. It is worth taking the long view ...
All jokes aside, this is my view as well. Im not going to exercise until resting HR comes down quite a bit from here. Maybe tomorrow morning its back to normal and the world will be a better place?
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