Blood Donation ?

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18/04/2011 at 19:30

Hi,

Just wondering about donating blood and any effects it may have on my running ?

Have donated previously but not when I've been training a lot. Has anyone any knowledge or experience ?

My gut feeling is the two don't go together to well but then I like to donate when I can.

Any advice very welcome

18/04/2011 at 19:43

I did abstain from giving blood during heavy training for specific events.However I intend to donate tomorrow.

What events are you training for and when is it would be the questions I would ask?

18/04/2011 at 19:48

I've got my first half in June and First marathon later in the year.

I know they are quite a way of yet but trying to plan ahead as got a reminder through today re donating.

I suppose doesn't help when you hear various stories of how long it takes your body to recover from donating.

18/04/2011 at 20:01

My rule was 1 month prior to half marathon and 3 months for marathon for what its worth.

Honestly never felt donating affected me in any way  at all.

18/04/2011 at 20:03
Sounds good, thanks

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