Sunday, June 26, 2011

Outside ride

Yesterday was my first outside ride for ages- I rode slow and easy, and just enjoyed the Cambridge scenery and winter sunshine.  I found adjusting to my road position again a bit awkward, but other than that was very relaxed and comfortable.

Looking forward to many more gorgeous country rides!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Hotpotato: Not Very Ferrous

Turns out the reason I've been a bit tired lately (or one of them, at least) is that my iron has gotten stupid low again.  I don't know my haemoglobin results (the iron "cheque" account), as we weren't testing specifically for iron, but my ferritin (the iron "savings" account) was 7 at my last test (the "acceptable" range is generally 20-250).

I'm supplementing and trying to up the red meat and down the caffeine for now.  Although I'm still being active (getting about 7ish hours a week in), I'm trying to give myself a break if I feel flat.  So that's partly why I've been a slack blogger (but really, it's cos I AM a slack blogger!)

Happy training, and be back soon :)