What effect will it have on my training?
I'd skip training that day, and take it easy the next. Theres no reason to not do it unless you have a big event coming up.
(Well I advise people to take a rest - I normally dont. Sometime I get away with it, and sometimes it does take it out of me - funny feeling - its like your throat isnt wide enough to get all the air in)
My experience is the same as Cougie.
Exersise before you give on the day of donation or wait till the next day but still go a bit easy.
I've tried to push it on the day and found myself totally wiped out. Will vary between people though.
I'm not that much above the weight cut off of 8 stone so someone heavier may not find it takes as much out of them.
It won't have any long term impact on training but I wouldn't give in the month leading up to an event.
Same here Cougie...but I do miss the big biscut tin that you could root round in....on a good day they'd be choccy ones!
Those little packets just aren't the same ...... bl**dy Health and Safety Regs
I had an e-mail off the Blood bank today about on-line donation...isn't the WWW just amazing
I gave blood yesterday (24th time) and I had a Wagon Wheel AND a Kit Kat! Cup of tea and bikkies are the only reason I go too!
I find it does affect me...last donation I tried to do a 25 mile run and had to bail out after about 15 as I was totally wiped out. I didnt try to do that yesterday, although I did feel VERY sleepy after a couple of hours.
Hopefulyl I will have recovered enough for the 30 mile race I have on Saturday!
Best to take it fairly easy on the day of and day after your donation. The effects vary from person to person I reckon, but well done on giving blood.
I'd train on the day you giving blood and take it easy for 24 hours and then train two days afterwards with no ill affects.
If I'm training for an event longer than 10K and my training is going well then I give blood on one of my reduced training weeks.
However if it's not going well i.e. been fighting off colds and injury I don't bother. This is mainly because I've had donations rejected when I feel like that so unless I feel in fabulous health it's a waste of time going to donate. However they still give me the free biccies and I do get to leave work early.
ooh carp.....30 Mi race on sat may mean I struggle!
Toruble is all too often I am doing a long run or race, so it never really fits in with my 'schedule'....(which i make up anyway!)
Cougie - cheltenham....helps if you get there are the start of the session....more selection! There were packets of crisps, and TUC cheesey biscuits too!
USed to live in worcester....one year at xmas they had tins of roses.....i didnt want to leave!
I've got biccy jelousey.
I may demand a better selection next time I go.
What a disappointment for you. I have plenty of fat on me. I got my blue card yesterday, as I have donated 5 times.
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