Good day All
I’ve been diagnosed with hereditary Spherocytosis when I was 5 years old, with my Spleen being removed shortly after the diagnosis. Although I have been doing sport nearly all my life, I have only recently started thinking about the affects Spherocytosis has on a person’s ability to train effectively, and compete at a reasonable level.
Currently I’m doing a VO2max (Tuesday) and a Threshold (Thursday) session during the week, Wednesday is an hour endurance with a couple of sprints in between. Week-ends are reserved for the long easy rides. Is that to much, taking into consideration that the haemoglobin levels might already be compromised, and that due to the spherical shape of the red blood cells, oxygen uptake and transport is limited compared to normal cells?
I would really love to take my performance a notch up and feel that my current approach is not correct.
I am wondering if there are any knowledgeable people on the forum that has experience / knowledge on this subject, and whom can possibly give pointers as to training protocols to be followed, or share their experiences in how they were able to move to the next level.