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Julia66 Pro 75 posts since
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Feb 17, 2011 11:47 AM

Blood donors - how long does it take you to get back to speed?

I know the official word is it takes 8 weeks for the system to totally recover, meaning you can donate again in 8 weeks. I donate once a year at the end of January. I knew my workouts would be affected, but it's still frustrating when I get tired out after a couple of miles. Is it better to scale back speed, distance, or both? My standard run is 3 miles - I did a 4.5-mile "run" last week but it included walking breaks.

Completed 2013:

Guadalupe River Run 10K April 2013 (1:01:36) PR!!

Completed 2012:

Turkey Trot 5K Nov 2012

RSS Fun Run 10K May 2012 (1:03:17)

Mermaid Run 10K May 2012 (1:09:37)

Completed 2011:

Turkey Trot 10K Nov 2011 (1:05:20)

Firefly 5K Oct 2011 (49:14) - with DH and DS at son's pace

Rock 'n' Roll Half Oct 2011 (2:32:12)

Run for the Sun 5K Aug 2011 (30:17) PR!!

Coyote Hills 3.5 mi Jan 2011 (38:47)

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