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#31 em2005

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 05:39 AM

Hello,
I am somewhat new to running, although I have been running for the past 6 months or so. Right now I am doing a 10K training clinic and although I do not feel too out of shape and I know I don't look too out of shape (not that it really matters, but still), I am a BACK OF THE PACK runner. I run 4 times a week and I walk about an hour to and from the clinic location before I run (4 times a week), but I cannot seem to get anymore energy to run faster. Even folks who come out to train with us once or twice, who have never run before can run faster than I can.
I was feeling so discouraged until I read this thread. Now I'm thinking there might be something to this. I will definitely try to be more diligent about taking my vitamins. I also take the Floradix supplement, but have to admit that I get lazy from time to time. No more!
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#32 queenofhearts

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 08:02 AM

In my case it is the opposite!

Actually I'm not a runner-- used to be but my knees won't allow it anymore. I was never super-fast but I did run 6 miles 3-4xweek religiously for years, & loved it for the physical & mental boost it gave me.

Now I use the elliptical trainer, which is not the same but still gives me a little of the old runner's rush... I give it my all for an hour, & keep track of how far I've "run".

Here's the thing-- since going gluten-free, I'm going faster & faster! I had hit a wall with my times & was just barely staying in one place until I went gluten-free & now it seems I have one pb after another! It's actually one of the most noticeable effects of going gluten-free in my case.

I've gained 10 lbs. & I think this may be part of it since I'm probably gaining some muscle. But I'm betting what is really making the difference is that iron is finally making it from my belly to my blood. I've been anemic practically forever. Haven't been tested since gluten-free, but I'm betting that's why I don't get so out-of-breath.

Has anyone else had this experience, & do you know if it is related to iron?

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#33 Nadtorious

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 09:19 AM

I had the same thing happen after I went gluten free, but I think it was a combination of a few things. Your body is absorbing more iron, but you're also able to use all the nutrients and energy from the foods you're eating. Iron deficiancy will definetely make you tired though! The first 6 months I was gluten free I CRAVED iron-rich foods all the time-I used to eat a couple Hershey bars during my bike rides :P
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#34 queenofhearts

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 10:25 AM

Your body is absorbing more iron, but you're also able to use all the nutrients and energy from the foods you're eating.

Hm, I hadn't thought of it quite that way, but it makes perfect sense. Whatever it is, it's a nice surprise to be getting faster at my age! In some ways gluten-free (for a Celiac at least) is almost like a fountain of youth!
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The Queen of Hearts,
She made some tarts
All on a summer's day.
The Knave of Hearts,
He stole the tarts
And took them clean away.

Diagnosed at age 49 by biopsy 31 May 2006

Learning how to bake those tarts gluten-free!

#35 taz sharratt

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 02:13 AM

I've had trouble finding my pace lately. Even when I run with a team member who is at a comfortable pace, I feel exhausted. My throat also burns, no matter how hydrated I am. Please help!!!!

Thank you,

ive had the same prob, im almost weazing and it sounds like im haveing an ashama attack( im not). things have been better in the last 2-3 months and my energy has increased and my breathing, im\ not only back to normal now but have got better :lol: the balance of proper carbs and not suger for energy was a major issue for me which took ages to work through but finallly didit and was worth the effort ;)
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married with 3 boys, maclain, dylan and finlay. symptoms for more than 10 years but only diagnosed may 06. lactose and casien intolerant may 06.


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