I'm new to this group. This is the 4th time I've tried and the furthest I've ever got with the C25K program, so I'm feeling Proud! Not one stitch this time, or sore back etc.
I'm on Week 8 now and I have been having rest days religiously as advised, I've been having a banana about an hour before a run which I feel helps, and I keep hydrated.
Yesterday though I started off and felt tired, I just tried to ignore it and keep going as I thought I just needed to wait for my body to warm up, however the whole run was a draining struggle (28 mins now) and I felt miserable. I have been enjoying it all so far, C25K has made me feel so happy, fit, proud, up until this point. So I'm a bit worried / disheartened.
Anyway, got back from run and almost passed out(!!) but didn't, had some water, hit the shower, ate some food, felt a little better, but still totally drained. Thought later in evening go for a little walk for some fresh air but after 5 mins had to return home as felt like sleeping on my feet!
Woke up this morning feeling a bit better. Feel cardiovascularly ok - no chest pain or anything, lungs clear but EVERY muscle in my body aches not just my legs.
My plan is to have 2 rest days instead of 1 (as had to do that a few weeks ago too due to general tiredness) to see if that helps, going to do some strength training too. I've been averaging 1800 calories a day and trying to get 50% carbs, 30% fat and 20% protein as recommended but according to an online calculator I should be eating 2100 calories??!! (As enjoy walking on my rest days).
Any advice though? As I've never felt so awful on this plan yet, and I don't want to not reach 5k!!