On Sunday I ran the Gear 10k in Kings Lynn. I've done a few 10ks before and have done a lot of training since October including a number of 10k runs.
I felt very prepared for Sunday's race and was really looking forward to it. I had a breakfast of porridge, had a banana about an hour before, coffee and then some jelly sweets just before I began.
The first two miles went fine, I was pleased with my pace. Then at 3 miles it all went wrong. I had to walk - I felt physically exhausted. From about 5k mark I began feeling a bit dizzy which gradually got worse. I had to walk quote a lot of times and made sure I had water when I got to the water stations.
From 8k I was really tingly and dizzy and still don't quite know how I finished.
As soon as I crossed the line I collapsed into a marshall (always conscious) and ended up in the first aid booth hooked up to a drip.
I really can't put my finger on what happened. Weather was idea, I started of fairly fast but nothing more than I've done before.
Whilst my time was still good (50:01) it left me feeling really deflated as I didn't enjoy the race at all.
Anyone else had a similar experience or have any idea what could have caused it. The paramedic and doctor said I was very grey and they were initially quite worried about me. An hour or so later I was exhausted but ok.