I wonder what % of athletes that have CoVID have these elevated HR issues. From this thread it seems like a very common problem - I wonder if thatâ€™s just cause itâ€™s those folks that post?
This thread scares me :)
Whenâ€™s it good to get back to training? When HR drops to normal levels?
I'll chime in for the first time. My RHR is pretty much normal but any exercise shoots it right up.
Male, 31. 3x Moderna with the last one 6 months ago.
Last Tuesday felt completely normal, had a good swim and bike ride. Had an achilles/calf issue which prevented me from runnnung for 3 weeks. Feeling healed, I was so excited about putting my running shoes out before bed again... of course woke up the following morning feeling sick.
Day 1: massive headache, sore body, fatigue, chills/sweats. Went to get tested and confirmed positive. RHR was elevated 10-15 bmp.
Day 2: complete change in symptoms. No chills, soreness, or headache. But got a mild fever, cough, and congestion.
Day 3: feeling better. RHR coming down but still elevated.
Days 4-5: continuing to get better and RHR back to normal. When going about my day, feeling nearly 100%. Still testing positive but feeling like I could work out if I wanted to.
Days 6-8: feeling good and RHR normal. Feeling restless and ready to start exercising. Jogged 700m super slow to the test facility and HR jumped like I was doing a tempo run!
Day 9: easy bike ride to test the waters. 70% FTP for 1hr. Had some serious HR drift, +25bpm. Dropped power but HR didn't drop, so I stopped at that point.
Day 10 (today): first negative test. RHR elevated by 10-15bpm again, maybe because of the bike ride.
If it wasn't for a HRM, I honestly wouldn't know something is wrong and I'd probably be pushing my workouts again. I'm definitely more fatigued and sore from the easy bike than normally, but I also haven't done any exercise in 10 days, so I would've assumed that's the reason.
The lack of exercise is is killing me inside :(