Looking for some help here to try and understand what may be happening.
I have recently graduated and have to say that whilst I can run the 5k I still find it hard going on most runs. I last went for a run on Sunday when I did a PB of 33:11. Due to various issues I didn't get to run again until this morning 4 days later. I got to the 3k mark and had to stop as I was exhausted. I managed to do a few shorts runs when walking home but it was slow. Now, the problem is that this also happened the previous week when again I could only run 4 days after the Sunday run and only managed 2.5 k before I had to stop. I can't think of any obvious reason for this except that I didn't do my normal one day run one day rest. I've read a lot of posts where people have picked up where they left off after an injury break so I really don't understand what's happening. Nothing comes to mind except maybe my age (61) means I need to keep running regularly every second day (which I intend to continue to do where possible). I would appreciate any thoughts on what may be impacting other than just the 4 days break in betepween runs.