On Sat night I had an accident in the home that resulted in me losing (according to the ambulance tech) ~1-1.5L of blood. This week I've not had any inclination to run, gym or ride my bike - basically feeling like cr#p although I do feel more like 88% human today. I've been eating well, sleeping lots, abstaining from alcohol (apart from a small glass of port last night ) and taking Vit and Iron supplements. All this in an attempt to regenrate red blood cells as quickly as possible. I've also been trying to limit coffee but when you're crushingly tired the espresso machine is awfully tempting.
Anyway... as above I am feeling better today and thinking about starting training again but my prime concern is a ski holiday in a week's time. Another week off running won't make much difference to my running plans for the year but I do not want to be anaemic at 3330m.
So... will a gentle return to either running or CV gym training help or hinder in my skiing fitness, particularly wrt red blood cell count?
Little M.iss Happy wrote (see)
To be honest if you haven't felt like doing anything, it won't hinder your training or mental health not to train and you still only feel 88% - why would you? Rest and recuperate, continue eating the right things and resting as much as possible and enjoy your skiing holiday!
The thing is, I'm beginning to feel 'the urge' again (for training).
I might have a gentle go in the gym tonight. I don't fancy going out for a run and coming to a flat stop at the furthest point from home.
Hmmm- takes up to 6 weeks to replenish red cell volume- what you need is sufficient iron/ folate to do this quickly- either lots of red meat, or even some iron pills if your diet is crap.
It'll be fine.
tricialitt wrote (see)
Hmmm- takes up to 6 weeks to replenish red cell volume- what you need is sufficient iron/ folate to do this quickly- either lots of red meat, or even some iron pills if your diet is crap.It'll be fine.
Well the gentle gym session passed off without incident.
Maybe a run tomorrow
Jj wrote (see)
[battles with curiosity, which is of course notoriously dangerous for cats...]
Slipped in the bathroom and fell onto glass bathroom scales which shattered. Small cut on left shin which bled a fair bit. I stopped the bleeding, cleaned it up and went to bed.
Next thing it's 330am and I wake up in a blood bath with an arterial squirter. I try (unsuccessfully) to stop the bleeding while Mrs Higs phones for an ambulance. Pressure dressing stopped it squirting and after two hours sat in A&E, the doc puts a single stitch in it.
Mrs Higs was more shocked than I was.
And has stipulated that any replacement scales are NOT to be made from glass.
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