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#1 of 10 Old 07-23-2008, 01:40 AM - Thead Starter
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Ok, I found them for all those of you who are curious.

Na 129..normal 138-46

K+ 4.8...normal 3.5-4.3

CL 98...norm is 98-109

TCO2 20....norm 24-29

Glucose 141...norm 70-105

BUN 15...norm 5-20

Creat 1.0...norm 0.6-1.3

HCT 40...norm 38-51

Not sure why glucose was so high...is that worrisome? In the past I've been on the highest dose of Metformin allowed. Prolly almost ended up on insulin if I didn't change my ways.

As a reference...I get my blood levels checked annually or bi-annually. They have been PERFECT in normal conditions.

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Sport drink and gels have lots of sugars?
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I know you've been working with a nutritionist, but has it been one who's used to working with athletes as well as normal people?

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Sports drinks, gels and your system was totally off???
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It's normal to have a high sugar after a race like that. I'm not sure why they even check it.

Your Na. (Sodium) was low, but WHY is the question. Having a normal BUN/Crea and still having huge weight gains is not normal.

You could have to physiologal things going on, more than 2, but I'll state the 2 obvious.
1) You have weight gain because your blood sodium is to HIGH and therefore your body hold water to dilute your sodium. The problem with that is the fluid isn't usualy held in the plasma, but the third space. (The area between your vessels and muscles.)
2) You have hyponatremia caused by fluid overload. To much water intake and not enough NA intake. Again the problem here is where the water is. Additionally, if you had taken more salt, you MIGHT have been in situation 1 even more.

The BUN being normal means you had enough water. The Crea being normal means you were clearing the water. Since the BUN wasn't LOW to much water and your crea wasn't low, in this case, I would guess you were just low on sodium. Moderate low, not freak out critical low.

You said you were urinating on course and after the race so it would appear that your kidneys were doigng what they should have been.

This looks like a simple case of moderate hyponatremia caused by fluid overload.

We are gonna get this right... Start adding all the drinks you can remember so we can add it all up.

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I'm sure I drank too much for the conditions...but I wasn't CONSTANTLY drinking or anything. Maybe Thor can chime in on how many water stops there were in the 56 loop.

On the first loop I had 1-1.5 aero's by the time I got to each stop...the first stop was mile 4...so I didn't drink a whole bottle by then...

The second loop I had 1 or less aero's per station. I think.

I had one salt pill an hour as requested. that makes 6. I didn't take any hour 7 on the bike. I don't think.

On the run I had 4-5 pills total.
I tried gatorade and coke, but the 'rade was too strong and the coke wouldn't sit...so I had a few sips or rade' here or there. Followed by a few sips of water.

Once broth hit the stations I had a few sips from each cup-maybe half of what they gave me...a few pretzels...a little water.

I had one gel and 4 shot blocks during the run too I think.

One orange slice.

I took nothing the last 3 miles.

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I would love to know if normal sodium is actuallÝ correct post IM

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I know you've been working with a nutritionist, but has it been one who's used to working with athletes as well as normal people?
That's my favorite quote today...it sums "us" up quite well...we are not to be included in the realm of "normal people".
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That's my favorite quote today...it sums "us" up quite well...we are not to be included in the realm of "normal people".
Haha... I usually refer to the "normal people" as "the civilians" or "general population".
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Wait, there are normal people?
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