I just finished W6D3 of my second C25K of 2015. I did a leisurely one between Aprilish and the end of August (leaving longer breaks between days after week 4) and now I am doing a more diligent C25K which I started on November the 1st.
I've managed to complete every run in each C25k (so far!) but I am noticing that I am covering a lot less distance this time around. I run on an outdoor track so it's pretty easy to track distance.
It's as if my natural running pace has just decreased. I feel like I am running on empty a bit even though I am loving my runs, probably even more this time than last.
While I do not have anemia, I did get an iron test and I am in the low end of normal, though I have no reason to believe this was not the case in the last round too! I actually feel more fitter and have more energy generally than I did at the beginning of the year.
Anyone else done multiple C25Ks? Anyone else feel like they are getting slower across a single C25K?
Iron panel results attached for health nerds (Canadian reference ranges).
My doctor says that these are "nothing to worry about as they are all within range". But I have changed diet and am supplementing on my own. I know it takes time to build back up though. I don't have to stop running do I?