Hello!   1 comment

I can’t run properly yet but at week 2 of cramming in the iron I feel somewhat better in general. I don’t have to sleep for 12+ hours a night or have an afternoon nap (except when I do), I can push my bike up the stairs without inducing cardiac arrest, and I don’t feel the need to eat and eat and eat to try and get some energy. Also I can now think. It can take months and months to restore iron levels so I’ve still got a long way to go to feel normal again (whatever that is – I’ve felt so tired for so long I can’t remember what it feels like to be able to run and train properly) but this is a promising start.

I was still distraught and exhausted after my rock bottom relay so I rested until Wednesday. As it was actually warm I decided to ease back gently with an easy run via Badger (the cat I feed occasionally). I even had to take my gloves off!

I did the same on Thursday in preparation for Tom’s session in the evening. It was 8 x 600 metres. I felt somewhat better and managed to keep my reps reasonably consistent (lost 6s between the first and last). Still a long way from where I should be but I was pleased I did them all with minimal pace loss.

I rested again on Friday as I don’t want to do too much too soon.

I decided to attempt a Rix session on Saturday. 3 x 9 minutes. He says this is good for a fast parkrun and he’s just gone sub 17 so HE KNOWS. Anyway I was pleased with the fact I could actually put in effort and breathe into more than 1% of my lungs as had been the case. The tempo sections weren’t very fast at all but I FELT better so once again, progress. Danny saw me as he drove past and said it looked like I was doing a tempo so I was surprised I looked like I was running hard but then he said he could tell because I looked knackered. DAMMIT. I was pleased that it was over 7 miles in the end as it didn’t feel like it.

Today (Sunday) was spent watching the BM10k and Brighton marathon. About 8 miles worth of walking. It’s so tiring spectating! Especially as I could have just walked 50 metres and watched mile 16 of the marathon but I wanted to see the 10k and I like to go at least once over the bridge they build specially and I had many friends to see both running and spectating.

“TICKLE IT!!!” top notch race photography from Tristan as always

Now it’s time to keep necking the iron and prepare for week three of the comeback.


Posted 15/04/2018 by Isobel Muir in Running

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  1. thanks for giving us our iron back too 🙂


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