Fatigued??: Hi folks, just completed W4R... - Couch to 5K

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Fatigued??

katjo
katjo

Hi folks, just completed W4R3 (hurray!) this morning - and was buzzing and full of energy getting ready for work... and then I completely crashed!! Not just feeling a bit sluggish, but an inescapable need to sleep. Which I then did for two hours! That hasn’t happened before; is it something others experience?

I wondered if it was blood sugar, but I had already eaten a banana before my run, and then breakfast of museli/fruit after - so my blood sugar should have been fine I think?

Thank goodness I have flexi-time at work...

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Heat, a bug, just really tired... But you needed the sleep clearly and that was the best thing to do.. sleep :)

So humid at the moment, even I feel sleepy... and that is really not me !

The runs will still be there... flexi- runs :) x

ArthurJG
ArthurJGGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Flexi runs! Love it!

ArthurJG
ArthurJGGraduate

For an early morning run, what you ate the day before is more important. Assuming you ate normally the previous day, it may be as simple as you were tired. Maybe you hadn't had enough quality sleep and adrenalin got you through the run so you fell back asleep when the run stopped. See how you feel tomorrow and take an extra rest day of you think you need it.

Thanks both. I think I possibly was a bit dehydrated yesterday which may have affected me this morning - and can’t be sleeping as well in this heat. I’ll take it easy for a bit and see how I feel on Friday for the start of week 5!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to katjo

Great going Katjo! Rest. Keep it really slow in this heat don’t push too hard, as we are not having as much of a comfortable sleep right now and I’m sure you’ll really enjoy W5! It’s hot out there and you’re doing great!! 😉❤️

ArthurJG
ArthurJGGraduate

That would make sense. For hydration also, the day before the run is more important than the day of the run especially for an early run. Same as for food, it's the water that's made its way into your bloodstream that matters, not the water that's still in your stomach.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to ArthurJG

Good point Arthur! Thanks for the reminder! ❤️

Klangmeister
KlangmeisterGraduate

I have one run left to do on this programme and have experienced periods of fatigue over the course of the weeks. I have taken it as a sign of my body rejigging itself and repairing. Getting used to operating without so much underlying stress. I’ve always loved a good nap!

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