Ok, slight training setback for me.
My bike has aggravated my calf a little bit. So after my brick on Saturday, I took 2 Aleve. Aleve has NEVER bothered my stomach before. But keep in mind- I'm "cleansing". So I haven't been eating a whole lot, and nothing during exercise.
I woke up Sunday with a horrible stomach ache and nausea
So what did genius me, who happens to be in med-school do?
I took 2 more Aleve's before my 2 hour run.
I did my run on the treadmill and things were going ok until I hit the 90 minute mark. Then I started feeling bad. Dizzy. Nauseaus. I finished my workout and stumbled home. Took a shower. Collapsed into bed and was out cold for 30 minutes.
Then a wise friend called and ordered me downstairs to eat something. I felt like throwing up, but I still choked down some salmon and broccoli.
Fast forward to my swim workout the next morning. In a word- it SUCKED. I usually lead the lane in swim sets (L leads in pull sets). Monday we were doing 300's and I was a full length behind L at the end. When I got to 3200 yards I gave up, did breastroke and got out at 3500. I have NEVER cut a swim workout short before.
Then I figured out why. I won't belabor you with details, but you can read for yourself here
I went to the doc this morning to confirm my self diagnosis. So now I'm sitting on my couch with a bp of 90/50, hematocrit of 35% and hemoglobin of 11gm/dl (I know, more numbers!) waiting for the hospital to call so I can schedule my endoscopy
So be careful out there with NSAIDs. Don't take them on an empty stomach, don't take them right before you're going to be running for hours (the reduced blood flow will keep the drugs where they shouldn't be for too long).
I'm going to continue being a slacker on my couch for awhile because every time I stand up I feel like I'm gonna pass out.
No worries- I'll be fine. Just have to miss my first training session in 4 months!
And I have a guest coming in this weekend. Well, on the bright side, I just entered a recovery week
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