Icky First Run
Ok. Here are my stats:
Running: 1st time in over a year using the Cool Running Program (5 min walk, 60sec run/90sec walk, cool down). FIRST SESSION of the program.
Food/Water Beforehand: couple sips of a beer, chili sandwich
Food/Water During: none.
Weight 201lbs, 5'8" and had twin boys 3 months ago.
So after the first 60 seconds of running my body screamed "stop. this is a joke. you're so tired you can't even pick your limbs off the ground properly. The second wave of 60 seconds: "I totally quit." The third wave: "OUCH! MY SIDE! Stitch in my side!!" The fourth wave: "I will finish". At this point I ditch my jacket and run in just leggings and a sports bra in the cold rain. The fifth wave: "Exhausted but I will finish". Sixth wave: "It's over, I feel beautifully, gloriously exhausted." I went into the house and pretty much collapsed. ***Now here is the part that upset me: when I went to stand up: I felt horrifically dizzy. It scared me.****
So what did I do wrong?? I've read that my iron could be low (very possible since I'm not a big meat/leafy green eater), that it could be my feet slamming the ground and messing with my blood levels (very possible being over 200 lbs) and that it could be spiking or nosediving of my blood pressure (hmm? I did have an issue with my blood pressure nosediving during my c-section- but that was 3 months ago and this is hardly invasive surgical procedures- it's running for pete's sake!)
Thank you in advance for your responses. And I don't plan to chat with my doc about this. He believes that running "jolts your organs to the point of destruction" & my insurance is crappy & won't let me switch.
Avoid hills until you are a bit fitter
Change your doctor - any health professional who seriously believes that shouldn't even be be in medical practice.
- I've been running 35 years and still feel like you sometimes!!
Advice?? Wot Meldy said plus consider water as a hydration strategy not beer....oh, and if I ate a chilli sandwich before running I'd be in bits with indigestion/cramp. You sound pretty normal to me. Its all a learning curve. Good luck!
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