I got some stitches last night in my neckline. I'm fine (a bit tender and its all hot) and totally understand no swimming, but the dr said I could get on with my bike training and running today. He is a nice fella, but not sure he understands the intensity I need to put down this weekend. I did try and explain to him but he was wittering on about boris bikes.
I am scheduled for about 6 hours on the bike this weekend and 2 hours on the run. Split across 2 days. Very hilly (oop north). Expect it will be Zones 2/3.
I missed training this morning as I'm a bit tender, but can any medical types let me know if the above is ok. Don't want to get infected, but happy to the MTFU. I just figured if Hoogerland can get on with it I really should.
Congratulations! Well done and nice result. Now you can get hooked on fixating on the accumulation of lots of shiny kit and fancy bits and bobs that are Essential for triathlon.
The dizzyness after the swim is really common with triathlon. I have tied every technique to lose my sealegs and still totter about all over the place. You have to kick more and regulate breathing coming into the gate, and hold onto the helper if there is one there.
Good luck with it. I have been competing really badly but happily - so if it is anemia or some such - not the end of the world, you can get it sorted. Half the battle is just knowing what is wrong.
Hey Hey. I am Anaemic, and have been for years. Have a real struggle with it, especially in races where I get caught in a bad quarter.
To explain the effect, I got caught out whilst climbing the Tdf Pyranees stages on the bike recently in 35 degree heat wearing mits, baselayer, jumpers, long leggins, hat, helmet and jacket - and still been cold - and unable to get my heart rate up. Was also pretty confused. Husband got me to nurse - and all was good.
I have to take iron tablets, watch my diet and occassionally (as they hate doing it and I hate getting it) have a very, very painful intermuscular iron injection. I think this is actually some form of EPO. I haven't noticed any change to my bike times or endurance though. Boooh.
Having had this since I was a teen, definately worth getting to the GP and getting tests. Not just once, but over the course of a month or so and whilst you are both in and out of training.
May not be iron deficiency, and anaemia is often a symptom of underlying issues, so go get it checked.