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
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?
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.
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.
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