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Last year my asst. Coach and I flew to North Carolina for the Distance Super Clinic, a USATF level 3 certicifation
Speakers were Greg McMillian (USA Arizona), Joe Vigil (USA Mammoth), Renato Canova (Qatari national coach), Scott Simmons (Queens College/ formerly Minot State), Bill Aris (6 time NXN team champ)
Iron was talked about alot
We were told that the latest research showed that 90% of girls HS XC runners were iron deficient, and 50% of the boys
Here is the chart I had copied down in my notes
0-10 Horrible/Dangerous (risk of injury triples)
10-20 Really bad (risk of injury doubles)
(This is an adjustment to 50+ for optimal performance...I had always heard 30 before this)
Once an athlete becomes deficient it is 3-4 months (not weeks) before they are back at full strength. 4-6 weeks they may be running so-so. But full recovery is showing at 3-4 months.
Iron in red meat is absorbing at 70-80%, by far the best way to get it in. Iron in supplements the body only absorbs about 20%
Either way, if you eat red meat, or take supplements don't have milk or calcium supplements within an hour on either side, since calcium blocks iron upatake. Vitamin C will increase the absorbsion of iron.
If you have a steak and a glass of milk for dinner....you basically didn't get any of the iron in the steak.
I hope this helps. It was eye opening for me
I encouraged my team to get iron tested at their yearly check-up every girl that did it (I think 9 of them)on my team came back with numbers below 20. only 2 boys did it...scores of 17 and 28. Not good
Posted on Dec 7, 2011, 2:15 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168