Improving Time - #runforsteem
After 4 weeks of taking an iron supplement I feel much better running. I have been taking 65mg of iron (325mg ferrous sulfate) with 500mg of vit C first thing in the morning then waiting an hour before eating. I started to realize I was getting anemic when my times started getting slower the last couple of months and my perceived exertion during running was much the same or higher.
I had blood tests done and I am still waiting for the follow up with my doctor who is a bit difficult to get an appointment with. I have found in the past that your average GP has little insight into long distance running and anemia. From what I have read it also seems that the link between anemia and running is not well understood. I have been following a vegan diet and maybe this is something I am unable to do unless I take a supplement. I had a serious problem with anemia a few years ago here is the link to the post I did on that episode. https://steemit.com/running/@anthrovegan/running-on-empty-anemia. After this I took the iron for a couple of years but thought maybe I was ok without it so I stopped.
This is a run I did on the weekend it was quite warm and 90% humidity here in central Florida. The same run took me 1.20.42 on the 16th of April so about 7 minutes slower.