I'm off to the doctors for blood tests on Friday as he suspects I have become aenemic over the past few months/weeks.
I definatly have all the symptoms (constant tiredness, headaches, muscle fatigue, breathlessness) and I do suspect I don't get enough iron in my diet. Running has recently become much harder too. I graduated at the end of July and have been trying to increase speed whilst keeping distance to around 4-5k. Recently I've had some really good runs but have been completely wiped out afterwards; I've also had a few too many awful runs where I've had to give up after only 10 or 15 minutes!! I really don't know what to do with myself at the moment. Should I keep trying to do my runs as normal, or take a break and wait to find out my blood results?
On a possitive note, when the doc took my pulse and blood pressure, he comented that he could tell I was a runner because my heart rate was low (59bpm) - I found this really encouraging as it shows that all my hard work has had a good effect. I only hope this set back doesn't stop me running and cause me to loose all that hard earned fitness!
Would love to know if anyone else had had a similar problem and how it affected your running.