running issues

Yesterday was my tempo run:
1 mile warmup, 10:00 pace
3 miles, 8:54 pace
1 mile cooldown, 10:00 pace

I felt absolutely craptastic afterwards.

Does that ever happen to you?

I ate plenty throughout the day. At 3pm (ish) I had a Luna Bar, and then I ran at 4:45pm. By that time I had about 1 liter of water to drink (drank that throughout the course of my work day)...a little less than where I'm normally at, at that time of the day.

Immediately after my run, I felt fine. Great actually! I stretched for 10 minutes, and that's when the crud-factor set in.

I was exhausted & just wanted to sleep. By the time Matt got home I had developed chills & was ridiculously lightheaded. Once I showered & had milk, I started to feel better. So it could have been a "refueling" issue, & I just didn't do it quick enough?

I didn't do anything different than I normally do yesterday - except that it was my first tempo run. Normally I would just try & run all 5 miles at my goal pace or faster, without the mile warmup/cooldown.

hmmm, maybe I'm going about this all the wrong way?

Today I'm supposed to run 4 miles at an "easy pace". I'm sure I'll be fine, I'm not even worried about feeling cruddy after.

Do you ever experience anything like that? Have you been able to narrow it down to certain causes?


Anonymous said...

That's really strange, especially since you fueled before and after, maybe it was just an off day, hopefully it won't happen again!

Anonymous said...

Chills are usually a sign of dehydration. Maybe you didn't drink enough water yesterday. That could explain the lightheadedness too.