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1761 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 17, 2011 2:00 PM by SpinsterBeth
SpinsterBeth Rookie 2 posts since
Sep 7, 2011
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Oct 8, 2011 6:15 PM

I Was Doing Great Until ...

I have been doing the couch-to-5k since late August, and until this week, I was doing very well on it. This last Monday, 3 October, was day 1 of week six. I did that run successfully, but when Wednesday came around, I could barely run. It was as if someone switched off my energy supply. It's Saturday now, and I have not been able to recover my previous stamina. I'm not starving myself. I've lost 11 pounds since the end of August, which is very sensible. I'm drinking water (I don't drink alcohol) and eating healthy meals. I'm having some allergy issues, but I can't imagine that would rob me of my stamina. All I can say is Monday I could run 3/4 of a mile, walk 1/4 mile, then run another 3/4 of a mile. Now I can't. Nothing hurts, I'm not having trouble breathing -- I just lost my energy. Help!

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,539 posts since
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    1. Oct 8, 2011 7:27 PM (in response to SpinsterBeth)
    I Was Doing Great Until ...

    Some allergy medicines do that to me, plus your body's reaction to the allergies can make it harder to run.


    Personally I would consider 11 pounds in a month to be a lot, but that is partly relative to your weight and your conditioning.  Even so, I don't think that would have such a sudden effect.




  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
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    2. Oct 11, 2011 7:03 AM (in response to lenzlaw)
    I Was Doing Great Until ...

    Have you had blood work done lately to check to see if you are anemic, (low iron)? 

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