I have just come back from the 6 mile run I said I would do for my Thursday session. It has been the most appalling run ever. I spent most of it with legs which I swear belong to the TinMan from Wizard of Oz and not me, felt completely washed out and dehydrated despite drinking pints of water and carbo-drink this morning. For half of the run I had to do run one min, walk one min just to get home. Now I feel really washed out.
On Tuesday I ran the fastest I have ever run over 5 miles (8.5 min miles: I normally run 9.5/10). Does it sometimes take 2 days to recover fully from a hard session? What would be a good recovery session to do after a run like that?
I am also suffering from diarrhoea at the moment. Not the usual runner's trots: this effects me after I have eaten and drunk something but never whilst running. I put it down to swallowing chlorine in the swimming pool but I have noticed that it tends to be prevalent after I've eaten lots of pasta. Does anyone else suffer from anything similar and is there anyone who could suggest an explanation and remedy? I'd rather not resort to taking Immodium on a regular basis although I know other runners do.
Please help me...I'm feeling really tired and washed out at the moment.