So, daughter gave me COVID (thanks love). I’m 7 days in and thankfully have not been dreadfully unwell (no SOB etc) though have had awful flu-like Sx. I guess I have the vaccine to thank for that and perhaps some baseline fitness. I am going to heed the advice to not overdo it during recovery and take it very very easy to start with.
My question is really about enforced breaks from training. Having worked so so hard to improve my fitness and cycling ability over 3 or so years (and especially the last 18-24 months) I really don’t want it to backslide. I know an enforced break will set me back and I know I’m going to have to work to get to where I was but I guess my query is how much?
Will all that effort over the last 2y count for something so that I’ll get back to where I was quicker or does that precipitous drop in ‘fitness’ I see on the charts essentially take me back to where I was 2y ago and I need to basically start again. It’s the thought of getting back to square one that I find most depressing…
Cheer me up!