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I am now in training for the 2012 VLM (I ran it last year in 4:42) but have found myself absolutely shattered after my long runs. I don't remember this happening when I cranked up the mileage last year.
I run 4 times per week and have a comprehensive programme drawn up by the coach at our club (great low-key, friendly club). My runs incorporate a training session which is usually hills, an LSR, a tempo run and what call a recovery run.
Anyway, today I upped the mileage to 14 miles (ave 9.45mph) from12 miles last Sun, I last ran on Thurs (hill session) and will do a recovery run on Mon. This afternoon I feel absolutely SHATTERED!! I drink lucozade light when running and had a gel at about 6 miles (for the first time this season). When I got in I had a cup of tea and then a Heinz Big Soup and slice of seeded bread within 45 mins. I do have a young family so sitting down for the afternoon is not an option. I walked to the shops (not far) and had a punnet of blueberries on the way home. Dear hubby took the youngest to football whilst I made cakes with my 8 year old, that was the easy option.
Since this afternoon I have felt shattered and have no energy whatsoever. I gave in and cracked open a vino about and hour ago and obviously since then have had even less energy.
If anyone has any great advice I am more than willing to listen and give it a go. I don't rememnber feeling THIS tired when training last year and have a long way to go yet so I don't fancy feeling like this for the next 3 months!!
Thank you in advance. Liz