Typically, if I have wine I have a glass or two for dinner. However, on Monday a buddy came over and in the course of the evening we had 3 bottles (standard 750 ml bottles of reds – a zin, a syrah, and a bourdeaux) between the two of us. I woke up on TU tired and sleepy (lousy sleep – which I expect after such sessions) but other than that I recall nothing other than that. My HRV registered as slightly sympathetic dominant.
Around 4:00 pm I threw over for a ramp test and registered a 3% decline. I’ve been training since September completing TRADTIONAL BASE MID-VOLUME, SWEET SPOT BASE LOW VOLUME, and this test was the mid-point test of SHORT POWER BUILD LOW VOLUME. In TB I set a PR for ramp test results and since then my results have been flat (or close enough not to change my FTP). I’ve been consistent and while I’m not crushing any workout of late I’m getting through them with some backspinning and a bit of intensity reduction.
Today, I woke up and my HRV overall was balanced, but I noticed spikes in the app’s reading when I would experience a heart palpitation. Throughout the day those were regular. Normally, I get them occasionally but they are not common (today excepted).
So, aside from the best practice of not binge-drinking, what do I do? Retake the test when my heart settles down? Accept the result and move on? I’m definitely making a point of this to discuss with my Dr. on my next checkup (I can hear her response now). Next question will probably be on Pfizer vaccination after-effects!