Supporting running in the metro Richmond area
I'm glad to read this discussion, I gave a double and it really wiped me out for a couple of weeks at least! I thought I was just being a wuss.... :+)
I got blood drawn on a Friday and Sat. morn I swam 2 mi. and ran 14 mi. Sun Biked 50 mi. all easy
by Tues. morn swim I could only swim 1/2 mi. I was exhausted, I'm used to being tired but then recover quickly
but now I am exhausted. For 4 days now I'm fighting exhaustion even now that I'm barely working out.
It has been difficult finding much info about anything more than, it takes about 2 weeks to recover.
I fear having cronic fatigue so therefore I will be cutting down my work load for now or until I feel better.
Hopefully in another week. Any info would be appreciated.
It has been one week since I gave blood and I am just barely starting to feel better about 70%. I think at this rate I will be at close to full work mode by the end of this coming week. I agree with someone who mentioned that you do get your volume back quickly however you don't get your red blood cells back to normal for awhile for your oxygen needs (everyone is different). I have started eating Iron Rich foods which there are many depending on your nutritional needs. I have also started taking alittle extra Vitamin B. Will it work? I don't know for sure but so far with the right amount of sleep and or rest and the right nutrition and tweaking my workouts, it seems to be working. I will do a follow up in a week.