What is the worst enemy to running? Bad weather? Over training? 6am? Nice try. The real nemesis to running is:
That’s right. Vampires. Let me start off by saying this is NOT a post trying to ride the coattails of Twilight’s success. If it were, I’d throw in some search buzz words like “Edward”, “Jacob”, “Eclipse”, or “OMG Taylor Lautner Shirtless*“. Actually there is a much more altruistic reason why vampires are bad news for runners.
Last Friday my company hosted a blood drive. Being the giver that I am, I went down after lunch to donate with a fancy apheresis machine (basically means I give twice as many red blood cells). Ok, enough blood talk.
After less-than-moderate activity over the weekend, I went for a run on Monday morning. After 2 miles I felt like I was running in sand with a parachute on my back in a hurricane with a weight vest on. My energy was just zapped. I struggled through it for a little more than 6 miles, but it was unpleasant to say the least.
Anyone have experience running after giving blood? I waited 2 days and still felt terrible. How long does it take to get back to 100%? I’ll be giving it another try (obviously) so we’ll see how I feel.
|Average HR||162 bpm|
*You deserve that for clicking the link.