Q: What do I do when my monthly visitor, “Flow”, shows up right before my race?
Amy Marsh answers:
A: Ah, yes. Dealing with the menstrual cycle is a common challenge that female athletes face. Perhaps the biggest challenge is when your cycle falls on race day. The good news is you don’t need to stop training or racing because “Flow” reared her ugly head.
In fact, I’ve had some of my best races during that time of month. I can remember my first Ironman® in 2005, which was the Ironman® World Championships in Hawaii. “Flow” arrived the day before the race, and I was freaking out. This was the first long-distance race I would be doing while on my period – and it was the World Championships! Read more →