I graduated last week (tah,dah!) gave myself two days' rest (social commitments meant I couldn't run earlier) , started my post-grad run this morning feeling confident and, fellow runners, IT WAS NOT GOOD.
After ten minutes I was puffing and panting and already felt tired and knew that I would struggle with the whole run. So, for the first time ever I stopped for a minute after 20 minutes catching my breath and wondering what had happened. But I did go on to finish. But my oh my was it hard.
I started thinking about what I had done differently and remembered that an experienced running friend told me that when she drinks red wine the night before she "glows' more ( sorry, we are ladies) and finds the run harder. I did have a couple of glasses of the red stuff last night and interestingly my "glow" line was bigger than usual! But that could have been due to the extra effort it took me!
Has anyone else noticed their running suffers after drinking red wine the night before?
(Ps it doesn't seem to happen after drinking white wine).