Does anyone else get these symptoms after running: feel cold, can't concentrate, irritable, miserable, tired, need food but no appetite? For me it comes on a few hours after a run and lasts the rest of the day. It was particularly bad in weeks 2-4, got much better in 5-6, then worse after W7R1.
It seems so unfair. I don't mind feeling bad on the run itself, you expect that, but to feel bad afterwards when you ought to be enjoying the benefits is surely all wrong. Does anybody know what causes it and what to do about it?
The common-sense explanation is that I have been overdoing it in some way, but I am in good health and the programme has worked well for me some of the time. I've stopped running with Laura for a while, and I'm doing my own routine, which has been a weekly run (three times now) where I just do what feels OK, and it works out roughly equivalent to W5.
Coincidentally, I have been doing an 8-week course in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, which includes mindful movement. There they talk about soft and hard edges, soft being where something just starts to get difficult, and hard is where you reach a real limit and risk injury and exhaustion. They say you should work between your soft and hard edges, and I think on that reading I got too close to my hard edge in W7, so it makes sense to drop back.
Does anyone else know what I'm talking about?