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I have recently run a marathon with my training typically being between 8-16 hours a week and really enjoyed the training and loving (the end of) the race.
I have over the past couple of weeks started to train for a triathlon and over the first couple of weeks to get back in to the swing of things I have kept things small, between 3-5 hours usually 90 minutes in the pool (2x45 minute sessions), 90 minutes on the bike and a couple of 5ks.
Even with the smaller training times, I feel absolutely drained, my knees (which I have never had a problem with previously) have swollen, I'm exhausted on 8-10 hours sleep a night, I constantly feel dehydrated to a level I havnt felt since mile 23 and I am absolutely starving.
I can't see how this is my body adapting to the inclusion of swimming and cycling in to my training as the amounts I've been doing are a massive reduction from my marathon training and its been going on for to long for it to be any form of man flu.
Has the happened to anyone else? I had a break between the marathon and the start of triathlon training, could that have an effect?
I just want to enjoy my training again!
Thanks for any help!