Our expert says:
Hi Jay Well done on 16 Comrades, one more than me! It sounds like you have what is called a post-viral fatigue syndrome, which can occur after any viral illness and may last a few weeks.
It is very unlikely you have done any damage to your heart but for peace of mind I suggest get an ECG done. If your heart rate and rhythm are normal and the ECG itself normal then heart muscle damage is extremely unlikely and it should not be necessary to do other more sophisticated tests eg echocardiogram.
Then I would rest for three weeks before starting training again. You will lose a bit of fitness of course but at the young age of 51 should soon recover what you lose. My prediction is you will soon be running-fit again. Comrades entries are open and you can enter with confidence!
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