I have completed c25k once before in july/aug 2011, yay! and rarely suffered from anything, stitch when doing it before. It was due to many unforeseen events beyond anyone's control stopped training. But returning to the programme starting from the beginning again, I cannot complete week 5 day 3. TWICE!! 20 mins. I know I can do it but my thighs are not allowing me to do it!?! I am not tired not even breathless, just lactic acid built up which doesn't hurt when running through it as I have done that before and hadn't affected me; this time around, different story, I can run for 10-15 mins then done. And after the session I have gone back to bed exhausted!!! Weirdly enough I am not tired mentally.I feel demoralized. And I don't want to give up but...Anemia appears to be winning here.
I am worried that being anemic is having an affect on my performance; that I have also included in my fitness regime muscle strengthening, I hadn't done that last year but they are not intense, really shouldn't really do anything? There's being tired after doing strenuous activities but I feel ridiculous and defeated. Going to the docs seems like it's on the cards and horrid blood tests again
I am just wondering if anyone else suffers? Being anemic and when your (red) blood levels drop does it affect your exercise performance as well as lifestyle.
Thanks for listening to me whine.