all of the weird things I'm experiencing running.
Hi I'm basically a beginner runner. I have gotten a little bit out of running shape recently because of knee and heart issues (SVT), but now I'm starting back into running and I've been experiencing a few of these symptoms when I run and it's starting to worry me.
-arms hurt holding same position, hands feel like they're going to explode, they get hot and hurt.
-heart pumps really deep even though I'm only going like 50-60% of my hardest.-the back of my head and neck are super hot, feel like it's going to explode.-I get almost delerious, feel like my head is spinning a bit-it takes WAY too long for me to cool down, like I have to walk an extra mile just to calm my heart even though I'm not even going fast! -sometimes I get headaches while running-my head feels really weird and so does my face when I'm running I'm not sure how to describe it other than I know somethings wrong. Maybe pressure is a good word for it. -my ears feel clogged, stuffy, and it doesn't go away until i completely cool down. (ears start feeling clogged the harder I push myself). I can feel my heartbeat in my ears. -I noticed that I didn't hear any of the wind rush at my face when I was running. I could hear regular noises...but I couldn't hear the wind until I completely cooled down. When I cooled down they finally "popped" or something and I could hear again....but it wasn't the regular popping you get from elevation. It was like someone opened up a pathway to my ear again. -head dizzyness, not thinking straight symptoms all leave when I'm cooled down to a certain point. -vein in leg is popping out and hurting badly when I run, feels like it's going to explode. So anywhoo, I believe I ran/walked a mile for a few months due to injury, and within the last 1 1/2 months I've gone from a 13:30 mile to a 8:30 mile today. I'm not sure if this is pushing it too hard, I mean I don't try to push too hard. I did get shin splints for a while though lol....that wasn't good.
So can anyone help me figure out what's going on? I don't know what's wrong with me when I run, it just makes everything awful. I never used to have these symptoms when I ran (did lots of sports a few years ago) so I'm not sure what's up. (these symptoms happen whenever I do ANY cardiovascular stuff, biking, swimming etc)
any help/advice is appreciated!
8:30 mile is pretty fast, especially as you were doing 13:30 only a month and a half ago.
Do you do all your runs at that pace?
I would slow right back down again.
But also, with your history of heart problems, see your doctor to confirm that you're definitey fit to run.
None of these symptoms are attributable to exercise. I'd go and seek specialist help for a proper dianosis. In the meantime, stop exerting yourself.
As above, you've come a long way 13:30 to 8:30 is really good going but why are you pushing yourself so much, run at maybe 10:00 to 11:00 pace and remember for training runs you should be able to breath easily and hold a conversation. A few runs at this pace would get you time on your feet in a less stressful manner. Also check with the Doc but remind him that you want to continue running.
Sounds like you need to go back to whoever you were seeing about the SVT! Was it supposed to be sorted out or is it just being conservatively managed? I also have heart problems (not SVT though) and I would be straight back to the GP/cardiologist with those symptoms. Good luck.
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