This 73 year old

W7 R2 done this morning, finished but not good. Changed the route slightly and there was a hill at the end. I was doing ok till the last 60sec when Laura said go on and try a bit faster, so I did, bad mistake. Immediately felt nauseous and sick but kept going to the end and threw up, not very nice. Came home and went back to bed, woke up two hours later with a splitting headache.

Has anybody else had this experience. I will see what Monday brings, might be getting too old for running :-( :-)

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  • Poor you, sounds nasty but I think this could have happened to anyone. Listen to your body - you said it told you immediately that this wasn't a good idea. I've had a lot of back trouble over the past few years and it took me months before I realized my body always told me what to do, it was my head that just wouldn't always do what it was being told. :-)

    Maybe next time you need to pace yourself differently or drink more or go when it's cooler or change your route... just make sure it's fun again!

  • Totally understand what you are saying, it's deciding whether the body rules the mind or the mind rules the body, it's finding the balance. I must admit I have slept most of the day. I am thinking more positive about Monday. Pat

  • Aww hope your ok , I agree just go with what your body is telling you xx

  • Totally understand what you are saying, it's deciding whether the body rules the mind or the mind rules the body, it's finding the balance. I must admit I have slept most of the day. I am thinking more positive about Monday. Pat

  • Well done you, dont be put off. My (slightly nuts) marathon running sis says feeling sick is a good sign you have put in the effort lol! Not sure I agree but you persevered at a tough run and that is a brilliant achievement.

  • Totally understand what you are saying, it's deciding whether the body rules the mind or the mind rules the body, it's finding the balance. I must admit I have slept most of the day. I am thinking more positive about Monday. We are going to change the route and do the five minute walk up the hill and try to pace myself better. We have got to keep going now hubby's gone out and bought himself some running gear, he's dead keen. :-)

  • Thanks I am glad its a good sign but its not one I want to repeat we will see what happens tomorrow. Pat

  • I think you doing amazing! I'm only 38 and struggling with it, ive just done week 5 run 1 and it's reading these stories that inspire me! Keep it up, if only for people like me who think they can't do it until people like you show me it's possible!

  • Totally understand what you are saying, it's deciding whether the body rules the mind or the mind rules the body, it's finding the balance. I must admit I have slept most of the day. I am thinking more positive about Monday. We are going to change the route and do the five minute walk up the hill and try to pace myself better. We have got to keep going now hubby's gone out and bought himself some running gear, he's dead keen. :-)

  • I think you're doing brilliantly. I have to say I avoid hills whenever possible although not easy where I live, also my reaction when Laura suggested that I up the pace to finish was to try not to laugh insanely. At that point it's always touch and go whether I finish at all! I bet you'd have been fine if you had stuck to your own pace.

    Hope you're feeling better now, it sounds horrible. I think this muggy weather takes it out of you.

    Good luck for your next run.

  • Totally understand what you are saying, it's deciding whether the body rules the mind or the mind rules the body, it's finding the balance. I must admit I have slept most of the day. I am thinking more positive about Monday. We are going to change the route and do the five minute walk up the hill and try to pace myself better. We have got to keep going now hubby's gone out and bought himself some running gear, he's dead keen. :-)

  • Sorry this appeared 4 times. Flipping technology! ( and me being impatient!) Now it won't let me delete. I'll keep trying.

  • I know what u mean about technology I kept losing my replies, So now I write in word and copy and paste as someone suggested a while ago Pat

  • Poor you. Not the most pleasant experience but well done you for carrying on and finishing the run.

    Maybe avoid that hill another time and the warm weathercan't have helped. And maybe just adjust the pace a little to suit yourself.

    Please don't be put off. Yov've been doing brilliantly and are an inspiration to everyone.

    Hope you enjoy future runs.

    Best of luck.

  • Totally understand what you are saying, it's deciding whether the body rules the mind or the mind rules the body, it's finding the balance. I must admit I have slept most of the day. I am thinking more positive about Monday. We are going to change the route and do the five minute walk up the hill and try to pace myself better. We have got to keep going now hubby's gone out and bought himself some running gear, he's dead keen. :-)

  • Hope you are ok! I started getting really bad nausea right at the end of the longer runs and I think it's something to do with low blood sugar. Maybe try to eat something light and energy-giving an hour or so before you go out like peanut butter on a rice cake or something. And keep hydrated!

  • Thanks. I will try that did R 3 this morning slow but made it ok

  • Me too! I used to get this! Runners trots too! It's settled down now though, I always make sure I have lots to drink beforehand now, also a banana is good! Hope you are feeling better.

  • Yes thanks managed R3 this morning so onward and upwards Pat:-)

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