Felt rough about 4 weeks ago, nothing specific just below par. Noticed an increase in HR when running but nothing that rang alarm bells. Then 3 weeks ago I did a long (23 mile) run and struggled to keep my HR under control, it was about 20 – 30 BPM above my expected range. Rested for 2 weeks. Went to the doctor to confirm self diagnosis, viral infection (no blood tests just obvious symptoms) Rested again for a week Yesterday convinced myself I was feeling better, resting HR quite normal (46bpm) Went for a _gentle_ run last night and I really struggled to keep my HR down, it’s about 20bpm up on what it should be.
What should I do to aid recovery? Gentle slow exercise? Complete rest? Any foods/supplements that could help?
How long would you expect it to take to recover?
All constructive help and experience gratefully received
It's a purely practical decision. I live close enough to Luton to see the faint orange glow of the burning cars on a Saturday night. So I can race and be home in time for tea. I'm not going for glory or the scenery, just going for a training run. R