Anyone have any experience with this?
I have a history of iron-deficiency anemia, but had not been tested recently. Got a test few days ago and found out that I'm quite anemic again.
I've noticed that in the past year with running I don't seem to have built endurance as quickly as others. Since hemoglobin is the method that oxygen is circulated throughout the body, I wondered if low hemoglobin would affect running performance. A quick google search and I found some talk from runners about anemia affecting performance.
Just wondered if anyone has had experience with this. While I don't feel especially exhausted while running, I have just noticed that even though I've been running several times a week for almost a year, I don't feel like my performance has improved much in the past six months. I think I would still have a hard time finishing a 5k-- I used to think it was my weight, but I see others at higher weights who seem to have good endurance.
Now I'm wondering if anemia might be partly to blame.
End of 2014 Challenge
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.--Winston Churchill
SUCCESS WITHOUT KRYPTONITE!
First Mini-Goal: 260 by vacation.
240.5 Half of regain gone.
Third mini-goal below 230 by the end of 2014