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So THAT'S Why I Had a Weak Training Ride!

Old 05-01-22, 11:09 AM
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So THAT'S Why I Had a Weak Training Ride!

Went out for a forty-miler yesterday that included six of my favorite steep hills, and didn't feel very strong. Couldn't get my heart rate or power up where they would normally be at this time of year. Even felt a little light-headed at the top of one climb. Assumed it was due to this cold that I've had for a week or so.

Today I figured out what's actually going on.

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Old 05-01-22, 12:28 PM
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I have all those symptoms at times without the COVID. <grin>

Hope your case is mild and you are mostly in the recovery part.

I had it once at the end of 2020 and start of 2021. Absolutely do not want to go through that again.

So again, wish you the best and a prompt recovery!
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Old 05-01-22, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Went out for a forty-miler yesterday that included six of my favorite steep hills, and didn't feel very strong. Couldn't get my heart rate or power up where they would normally be at this time of year. Even felt a little light-headed at the top of one climb. Assumed it was due to this cold that I've had for a week or so.

Today I figured out what's actually going on.

Congratulations on the baby!!
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Old 05-01-22, 03:12 PM
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Congratulations on the baby!!
I know, right? Same kind of test. Except you don't piss on this one.
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I know, right? Same kind of test. Except you don't piss on this one.
oh dear...

what if it says "404 Error" ?
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Can you still taste your chain lube.

I have to say I'm not a fan of this COVID thing. I know that's controversial, but I'm not seeing a lot of upside.

Seriously, stay well , hope this is just a minor annoyance.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
I know, right? Same kind of test. Except you don't piss on this one.

Damn, seems I've been doing my COVID tests all wrong..... 😂
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Old 05-01-22, 08:50 PM
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Your doing good, when I got it in Nov 2020 I struggled getting out of the recliner to the bathroom and back to the recliner.... Took several months before I even threw a leg over the bike.. Good luck..
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Seems like a perfectly acceptable excuse for a poor training ride. But you can only use it once!

Get well fast.
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Hope it passes completely and uneventfully!
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the last time that happened to me it was brake rub.

at least i didn't have to take a test.
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Take it easy, it took my wife months to recover fully.
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I heard on the BBC's Science Hour podcast that it seems the only way to avoid long COVID is to rest. Even when you're feeling better, rest.
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I just got the double lines too! Plan on kicking back for 5 days or so, then Ill resume riding. Got a few books to read, and the weather is gonna suck for the next week anyway.
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Hope it passes completely and uneventfully!

Yer not supposed to swallow it...

pleasedon'tswallowit
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hope you're vaxxed & boosted. got my 4th jab last month. wishing you well
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Went out for a forty-miler yesterday that included six of my favorite steep hills, and didn't feel very strong. Couldn't get my heart rate or power up where they would normally be at this time of year. Even felt a little light-headed at the top of one climb. Assumed it was due to this cold that I've had for a week or so.

Today I figured out what's actually going on.

did the 2nd line come up quickly? I've been told, if the at home tests are gonna be positive, one doesn't have to wait long. I've stared at all mine, for many minutes waiting, but thankfully always negative
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did the 2nd line come up quickly? I've been told, if the at home tests are gonna be positive, one doesn't have to wait long. I've stared at all mine, for many minutes waiting, but thankfully always negative
The T line popped up immediately for both me and my wife.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
The T line popped up immediately for both me and my wife.
sorry I don't remember what the 2 lines are I just know if you're negative you get 1 line, positive gets 2 lines, so it the "T" line the positive line?
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sorry I don't remember what the 2 lines are I just know if you're negative you get 1 line, positive gets 2 lines, so it the "T" line the positive line?
Yep. C line is for Control...Get a T line and you're screwed. It's basically like a home pregnancy test in that regard.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Yep. C line is for Control...Get a T line and you're screwed. It's basically like a home pregnancy test in that regard.

You know you don't need to get screwed to get COVID, right? Seems a bit different than pregnancy in that regard.

Sorry, couldn't resist the softball.
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Glad to hear you were well enough to ride at all! When I had it, I could barely get out of bed to pee for a week and a half. I never knew if my taste was affected because I was too weak to eat anything.
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Old 05-04-22, 06:59 AM
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You know you don't need to get screwed to get COVID, right?
Yeah, but at least that would've taken some of the sting out of it.
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ironically, when i had covid i was FASTER on the bike because my heart rate was 10% higher across the board, and i basically had no other symptoms after a day or two of crushing fatigue. id had three shots of pfizer by then: so thankful for that.
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