Wow! An exciting couple of days on here. So we now have at least two qualified medics, and LMH who casually dropped into conversation that she was just as clued up on the life saving.
I actually managed to get out for a run, ignoring a knee niggle. For my payback I got a warm drizzle and evening sunshine, topped off with the most amazing full arc rainbow. I kid you not, but when I turned that final corner it actually did finish in our street! Still searching for the pot of gold though.
-24 hours for dehydration to be resolved, then sub lactic training can resume -48 hours to 1 week, sub maximal training is OK, but lactic threshold will be a bit down. -2 to 4 weeks before race fit A low iron diet will hinder recovery. In these days of HRM training, we have more data than ever! Use it.
I think that one of the people he convinced, absolutely and totally, was himself. I think that he believed that he wasn't taking a banned substance, after all, it was "only" his own blood. Flog up and down a mountain in Colorado, get a nice high red cell count, and put a baggy in the bank for later.
One of the questions I have had for years, appears to have been satisfactorily answered now this scam has come to light. "As a blood donor, how long does it take before my red cell count is back up, and I can carry on doing extreme sports or other demanding activities?" -The answer appears to be just 24 to 48 hours.
I've been away, hence the silence. Not only is internet in short supply in Pembrokeshire, it appears that the internet hasn't been invented, let alone 3G.
So Sunday (Wedding anniversary) drive and arrive and crash out. I took a boot full of kit to keep the all action hero busy. Monday: Full scuba gear, a couple of phone numbers, and a tip off. St Brides Bay, (enclosed waters), solo dive to an easy depth. Great fun. Saw loads and loads of Spider Crabs, the size of grapefruits. Pick them up if you want. Tuesday: A bit of a run around like a chicken-less head trying to get my compressed air re-filled, then another confined water solo dive in a different sheltered bay. Followed a fixed line of lobster pots, and found a pot with a lovely blue lobster in it. That clearly belonged to the fisherman. Then a pot with the lobster on the outside. I did try to pick it up, but blimey they flit off quickly. Mind you, if a lobster is valued at £30 on a plate, my next find was a bit better. In the shallow waters I spotted a gizmo, and pocketed it. It turned out to be a water proof camcorder. Value? £300 with the HD card. A charge up of the battery, and she's as good as gold. I've even got the video of the unfortunate who went dork swimming and lost it. Do I feel guilty? A little. So Dork will claim on insurance (unless they are Total Dork from Dork City) and Dork gets a 2014 model for the cost of the claim excess. Blisters gets the old version, and might wish to buy a new housing. Cost to me? A mere £3 for a tank of air.
Have I done any exercise? Not unless you count the haul up from the beach whilst carrying 9Kg of ballast, plus tank and gubbins.