I’ll keep it short. Due to some embarrassingly unintentional Level 3 AeT training and unexpected work and family stress, Dr. confirmed the presence of Pneumonia in a chest X-ray on Tuesday. I’m now a 5 day course of antibiotics and steroids. Have an 8 day trip to the Pickets planned in 6 weeks. I am worried about recovery and how to know if my lungs are still too tender in July. Don’t want to get in there and have a relapse.
I asked my Dr. about when I would be able to start training again and he said, “you should be feeling better in a couple of days, just take it easy and you’ll be fine”. Everything else I’ve read indicates a high risk of reoccurrence if I push. I’d really like to avoid that.
45 Y.O. Male, hiking, climbing, skiing and training since 1998, no health/medical problems, good strength, ok endurance, solid base at least. Last few years have migrated to a stressful, sedentary job, still training/playing 5-10 hours per week.
I have read that limiting myself to strength training might be smarter than trying to run. Thinking an overnight backpack trip in early July might be a good way to test the lungs and strength. Any advice appreciated.