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Just Wanted To Share... Race Training Before And After Diagnosis


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#1 KCG91

 
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:06 PM

For those who don't know, I was diagnosed whilst training for my first marathon and experiencing extended runner's tummy, as well as worsening training times. I was diagnosed with severe anaemia at the same time and one of my big questions was, how will this affect my training? Should I stop, cut down, how long for? So I just wanted to share my story so far for anyone who may have the same questions.

 

I was diagnosed mid-September, ran my first marathon at the end of the month and went gluten free in early October. After that I had a few crappy months adjusting to the new diet and getting the anaemia under control - I would say I had about three months of only running twice a week and doing my pole fitness and aerial acrobatics once a week each. There doesn't seem to be hard and fast rules re. coeliac and training so this was made up as felt right.

 

Enter January 2014, three months gluten free, two months on iron tablets and a new training plan for a 10 mile race at the end of March. I'm in my second full week of the training plan and it feels so amazing to train (running) five times a week AND SEE AN IMPROVEMENT! And to not feel exhausted during every run and to be able to get oxygen to my muscles properly (and not plan my routes around public toilets)! Whereas before I would run with a feeling of trying not to do my worst, now I run wondering how good I can make it. 

 

I just wanted to share this as a lift for anyone in my situation and a reminder to be patient with yourself (as everyone here reminded me to be). You are getting a second chance to be your actual best - the results will be worth it :) 


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#2 cyclinglady

 
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 07:57 PM

Congrats!
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#3 KCG91

 
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:06 AM

Thanks! I am driving everyone nuts here going on about how much I'm enjoying training now (because after all, I've been doing it for ages, right?) It's just so much better.


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Katie

 

Diagnosed with Coeliac and severe anaemia in September 2013

Gluten free 11/10/13

 

 

 


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:16 PM

So happy for you!!! I love this update so much! :D  :P  :lol:


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Diagnosed Celiac via blood test 8-22-13

Dairy & gluten free in 8-22-13 then did gluten challenge in October

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#5 KCG91

 
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:57 AM

Aha thank you! So nice to have the support of this board on this :) 


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Diagnosed with Coeliac and severe anaemia in September 2013

Gluten free 11/10/13

 

 

 





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