Note that the comment about haemochromatosis is inaccurate - it's genetic, not something you get from eating excess iron. Furthermore, even of you have it a) women are likely to have no effect due to extra need for iron. b) men may have ill effects in later life if left undiagnosed. Diet a very small element anyway. The only solution is regular blood taking (all done by the hospital - the blood is no good for donation.) Iron deposits in joints and organs such as liver and (ulimately)n heart. However most runners would use up excess iron deposits at least until their later life.
Hi all - hope the viruses are getting better! Can anyone advise me, please? I'm at the tail end (hopefully) of a chest infection - not too ill but sound like I smoke Gitanes for breakfast. Supposed to be doing my first half marathon in a week and a half - do I give it up as a lost cause or wait and see, with no training since 22nd May? Have run 12 miles once, 2 weeks ago. ???Any ideas - I'm new to all this racing stuff.