Looking for another HIV+ person who is training or has completed an Ironman distance Triathlon

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    Oct 13, 2009 4:33 PM GMT
    Hey guys,

    Was wondering if there were any of you out there that would like to talk about training and recovery time...also, I wonder if your levels fluctuated at all while you are/ were training. Would be grateful for any replies with advise - or any stories you may have... Going for my 3rd Ironman and want to make this one the best one yet...I have had GI issues on race day both times and I think it has to do with the body stress and the heat...I take Truvada, Rayataz and Norvir....

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    R
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    Oct 13, 2009 6:08 PM GMT
    Best of luck to you....

    I have never trained for anything like you are, but I have noticed that in my wieght training I usually need a rest (recovery) day every third day. Otherwise, it seems as if I am just spinning my wheels at the gym. But I have just begun to get serious about my workouts and nutrition, so I have alot to learn.

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    Oct 13, 2009 6:39 PM GMT
    Good luck to you....

    I have not done anything like that, but I am glad you are doing something that is so incredible. I tend to tire after the 3 day and have to go easy on the next workout. Have started mixing it up by playing tennis and watching what I eat on the days I workout. I know that some medicines are best taken at different times of the day, check with your doctor. This may help the problem.
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    Oct 13, 2009 7:03 PM GMT
    My inclination is to ask if the problems are only limited to event day or if you notice any differences/effects during your training regimen. But as others have mentioned, your doc can probably best help you navigate this.

    Good luck to you - and by all means keep us posted! It's awesome that you are committed to such an intense regimen. Good for you!

    Edit to add: right after I posted this, I saw a link to this blog post on my Twitter feed (FWIW): http://bit.ly/VLEzy
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    Oct 13, 2009 8:59 PM GMT
    Hey Thanks very much guys....I appreciate that link too. Seems the problem is usually on race day. I do get the occasional GI problems during training, but most people do. My 2 previous IM's ahve been in extreme heat. I used to take my meds in the afternoon around 1-2pm...so i was usually on the bike when i was taking them...i have tapered back my schedule so i now take them in the morning. I am hoping on race day to have them in my system and digested by the swim.

    I appreciate the link too....will take a look.