My race falls in the luteal phase of my menstrual cycle when I feel worst, what can I do?

During the luteal phase, particularly the late luteal phase that is the week before your period, the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone begin to drop. The rate at which they drop leads to many of the premenstrual symptoms that arise at this time. Energy levels may be lower, fatigue may manifest and it may even be harder to get a good night's sleep. Each individual's experience of luteal phase symptoms is different hence it's important to track how you feel in advance, so that you can put certain recovery and nutrition strategies in place. Wild helps you understand why those symptoms arise (when you've logged a symptom) and when they're likely to arise (through your historical data). From here, you're able to plan better - for instance you would know that you need to place an emphasis on sleep hygiene, or increase certain macros around training. You may also want to increase intake of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin B6 and Magnesium to help ease your typical symptoms around this time. Through a little bit of exploration of nutrition and supplementation strategies based on your symptoms, you will be able to plan ahead of your race, giving yourself the best chance to perform on race day.

# My race falls in the luteal phase of my menstrual cycle when I feel worst, what can I do? During the luteal phase, particularly the late luteal phase that is the week before your period, the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone begin to drop. The rate at which they drop leads to many of the premenstrual symptoms that arise at this time. Energy levels may be lower, fatigue may manifest and it may even be harder to get a good night's sleep. Each individual's experience of luteal phase symptoms is different hence it's important to track how you feel in advance, so that you can put certain recovery and nutrition strategies in place. Wild helps you understand why those symptoms arise (when you've logged a symptom) and when they're likely to arise (through your historical data). From here, you're able to plan better - for instance you would know that you need to place an emphasis on sleep hygiene, or increase certain macros around training. You may also want to increase intake of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin B6 and Magnesium to help ease your typical symptoms around this time. Through a little bit of exploration of nutrition and supplementation strategies based on your symptoms, you will be able to plan ahead of your race, giving yourself the best chance to perform on race day.

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