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Covid support group - anyone catch covid find long term health impact?

Old 04-05-21, 04:10 AM
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Hope everything will now go back to normal, I miss biking. This pandemic is taking too long and thanks that vaccines are now available. Are you guys willing to avail the vaccine?
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Old 04-05-21, 05:42 AM
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I got COVID three months ago. Minimal symptoms with full recovery.
I believe that because of it I am overall now much stronger and healthier than I have been in years.
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Old 04-05-21, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by ropetwitch View Post
Hope everything will now go back to normal, I miss biking. This pandemic is taking too long and thanks that vaccines are now available. Are you guys willing to avail the vaccine?
Has Covid stopped you from cycling? I donít understand how that would happen.

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I got COVID three months ago. Minimal symptoms with full recovery.
I believe that because of it I am overall now much stronger and healthier than I have been in years.
In what way has it made you stronger? Not sure I understand how that would happen.
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Old 04-05-21, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Has Covid stopped you from cycling? I donít understand how that would happen.



In what way has it made you stronger? Not sure I understand how that would happen.
Couldnít tell you exactly how.
But I definitely feel much stronger and healthier since I contracted and kicked COVID.
Considering the fact that the CDC has contradicted everything they have said since day one of the pandemic I donít feel so bad not knowing exactly why I feel better.
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Old 04-05-21, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
Couldn’t tell you exactly how.
But I definitely feel much stronger and healthier since I contracted and kicked COVID.
Considering the fact that the CDC has contradicted everything they have said since day one of the pandemic I don’t feel so bad not knowing exactly why I feel better.
Hmm. Weird.

Just speculating, since I know nothing about you, but perhaps you just needed a really big recovery block, and the illness forced it on you?
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Old 04-05-21, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
Couldnít tell you exactly how.
But I definitely feel much stronger and healthier since I contracted and kicked COVID.
Considering the fact that the CDC has contradicted everything they have said since day one of the pandemic I donít feel so bad not knowing exactly why I feel better.
Not sure what you're referring to here. Advice on dealing with Covid has changed somewhat over time as we learned more about it, but nothing has been contradicted.
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Old 04-05-21, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Not sure what you're referring to here. Advice on dealing with Covid has changed somewhat over time as we learned more about it, but nothing has been contradicted.
Two months ago the head of the CDC, Dr Rochelle Walensky, clearly stated that the data showed that schools can re-open and that teachers can return to school without a vaccination.
She said this during a White House press briefing.
Later on for obviously political reasons, the White House tried to claim that it wasnít an official statement from the CDC and they never denied this falsehood.
The CDC has also contradicted itself over whether or not certain vaccinations will or can prevent transmission.
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Old 04-05-21, 10:15 AM
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Did anyone who had covid find a long term impact on their general health or cycling? I had it winter 2020, and my cycling struggled last summer.
Yes. It gave me Chronic Fatigue Syndrome including exercise intolerance and radically reduced aerobic threshold. Officially I'm supposed to avoid a heart rate over 120 bpm, although 110 seems to be where my symptoms get worse the next day. It also led to New Daily Persistent Headache, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, and slight asthma.

Before COVID I was planning on hitting the three highest local paved peaks in a 300 mile loop as a step up from my two mountain two hundred mile loop.

After I'm hoping to average fifteen easy minutes every other day and failing due to fatigue.

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Old 04-17-21, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Back to the original question. I went out today and did 16.6 miles in just over 1 hour. Something like 16.3 average. That's probably about what I expect first thing in the spring, except that it'd be that speed for 25 miles. At 16 I was whipped. Hopefully the difference is just more out-of-shape than normal, and with some hard work I'll be back to my 19-21 mph averages by August. (Usually my average speed is dependent on what the group's speed is because I'll slow to whatever they're doing.)
Today was my first group ride this year. As I stated above, the group's speed was my speed, in this case 33 miles at 19.2 mph. I could not have done this on my own, and rather than slowing for them, I was pleased that I could even hang on. I found out after the ride that several of the riders' new bikes had assist. No wonder they weren't as tired as me!
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Old 04-18-21, 05:01 PM
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Had Covid late March, just few weeks ago. Most likely the mutated variant. Only had mild symptoms with slight fever. The ONLY medication I took for Covid is prescription antibiotics for one week (still no vaccine in our region).

It was the couple of weeks of no exercise at all (self quarantine) that affected my performance afterwards not the Covid. Took a long climb on my bike with 70 lbs bike+cargo weight and also did some hiking and my legs and lower back hurt but my breathing and lungs are fine.

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