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I had a week off running due to circumstances, then caught some kind of virus that gave me aches and pains for 3 days followed by a rash that went away (transient thrombocytopenia according to the GP - must remember that next time I play scrabble).
Felt fine last Tuesday and went for a 2.5 mile jog, muscles were ok but I felt a bit breathless. Did 3 miles on the Thursday and again found it tricky to get into a rhythm. 5 miles on Sunday and it was, yet again, hard work. 2 weeks or so before my last Sunday run had been 11 miles but the prospect of doing another 6 yesterday was not attractive.
Anyone else had this? Is it just the time away from running or is my body still recovering from the virus battle?