i know hr isnt everything. but my hr data is throwing up a red flag. and checking if anyone has advice.
35 years old
cat 1 mtb xc
average consistent 8-12 hour weeks
i was recently diagnosed with bronchitis. off the bike for ten days. i took antibiotics and breathing treatments and prednisone. eased my way back in. i did 30 minutes at 40%. then lazy mountain. then townsend. but townsend was so hard. so i took three more days off.
yesterday i did pettit. my heart rate got up to 187!! average for the 70% interval was 181!! legs are not tired. i dont think i lost 70 watts from my ftp in two weeks. did i?
some other symptoms are occasional shortness of breath which i thought might be the bronchitis still. but not so sure now. also frequent nocturnal urination. insane amounts and times for the little bit that i drink at night. and i do think im sweating a lot also.
a trip down google points towards afib. i dont want to freak out and take a google diagnosis to a doctor. i really just want to get on my bike and get back at it. but im a little scared.
any advice/experience? i understand we arent doctors but i dont know where to start. i feel like normal primary care physicians dont understand us. you people get me.