I know something is up with me, but should I bother the doctor?
My HR during exercise has been far too high for several days now. Normally on a slow run it would be around 140-145; yesterday it was a good 10-15 beats higher than that.
I'm training for a marathon on Oct 2nd, trying to do about 35 or so miles a week (gradually building up over the next few weeks according to RW sub 4:00 schedule), which is a few more than I'd normally be doing.
But I've been feeling dreadful for about a week now. REALLY tired, and also a bit stressed (ie close to tears at the slightest thing). I also look even worse than normal (very pale and drawn). I've been having headaches and the palpitations I often get are worse than normal(had them checked out before and nothing to worry about apparently). I ran a dreadful race in Brecon on Sunday - about a minute a mile slower than normal with a HR of above 165 most of the way!
So - do I go to the docs to get checked out, probably to be told to stop running?
Do I actually take a rest? (but what about the marathon training schedule?? panic panic!)
Could I actually just be stressed? Do loads of travelling with my job and have been away a lot more than normal...
I've been eating more than normal to see if that makes any difference, but it hasn't.
Any advice, please?