I had an antibody test back in July and it showed that I’d had it. My initial reaction was that I picked it up in the middle of February when I had a persistent cough. However, I’ve since found out that antibodies only stay in your system for up to 12 weeks so I’m not sure when I caught it now!
In February I took a week or so off but carried on training after that. I’ve found that I have been more tired than usual and I’ve had periods where I’m noticeably wheezing. I have allergies with cats, dogs and horses and it feels a lot like that.
Last month I started noticing it more after training so took a week off. When I started back up I noticed it again so took almost another 2 weeks off. I did a couple of rides last weekend along with a ride Tuesday and last night. All endurance pace with some tempo on short hills. So far I’ve felt fine. So perhaps I needed all that extra time off.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that don’t underestimate the value of time off the bike.