Guys and gals (well, Jimmy Saville is such a sweetie),
I started running again after a 13 year gap (ok, those of you who read everything have heard this in other threads - stop yawning!) in June. I've plateaued at 1.5 miles (which I cover at around 9.5 minutes per mile), so decided tonight to do something completely different! (I know, I know.....!)
I generally run at 6am, on an empty stomach. Tonight I ran at 6pm, having had a fairly ordinary kind of lunch. The course I'd planned out was 2 miles.
Boy did I suffer! After 9 minutes I had a severe pain in my left, upper chest, sufficient to make me walk, for fear of keeling over. Later in the run I had to walk again, for the same reason. My legs felt better than they generally do in the morning, but my chest took over an hour to feel normal again.
For non-alarming reasons, in the last twelve months I had an ECG, so I know that my heart is fine. I have asthma, but at no time did I feel truly breathless. Was the pain my stomach contents encroaching on my lung space? Is it easier to run in the morning? How do I move on? If I try run-walk, I get so hung up on how long I'm doing which bit, I can scarcely run at all! I really feel like throwing in the towel. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!