Got up and got ready for this mornings run and was surprisingly looking forward to it. I decided that today I would do a circular run instead of my normal out and back. The last part of todays run included my out and back route, and hence I knew that the last bit was a slight decline and thought this was the best way to go. So with Laura plugged in, I set off (second run using Laura). As usual, after the 5 minute warm up walk, the first 5 minutes run were the hardest, but once past that stage, I was feeling fine (during this stage I was quite pleased the level crossing was open, as I did not fancy running across the foot bridge). I wasn't even huffing and puffing too much, and felt quite comfortable. Once I was back on familiar ground, I actually thought I would run out of route! The last minute seemed to go on for ages, but I made it! The 5 minute cool down ended as I put the key in the door back home, so a perfect route for this run.
However, that is when things went a bit odd. I got in, and suddenly felt very shaky and light headed and had to sit down. I got my self a drink of squash, and began to feel a bit better, but was still not 100%. After a shower and some breakfast, I was soon feeling fine again. Do I need to eat before I go out? If so, how long should I leave before running? I did have half a bread roll this morning and some water just before going out, and carried water with me and had sips on the way round and but never felt like this before, mind, not done this much running before either!
Was wondering if changing to evenings may help, but am usually busy in the evenings, and the morning run fits in with my day.
Anyway, I did it, and feel so pleased with myself. I am actually looking forward to week 7 as well, but would rather not feel shaky again afterwards.