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An exercise related question please help!?

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George10111

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I know this doesn't belong in a social anxiety forum but its bothering me. I've been a runner for many years. I was hitting a one mile time in around 5:30, five minutes thirty seconds as a personal non-competitive best. I did a 5:36 like ten days ago. This week I ran a 5:55 and a 6:01, and it was MUCH harder then usual, in spite of training, proper nutrition, and hydration and I'm not only frustrated but I'm worried. I did a few very hard training sessions but normally that doesn't slow me down very much. I'm afraid I could have a medical condition which I might get checked out.

I never ran much, maybe four days a week, totaling 8-14 miles per week and I used to do so much better. I even quit smoking about two weeks ago and it seemed to get much worse since then which is very discouraging to my habit changes. Again if anyone has any ideas I'm a little uneasy about this. Thanks in advance.
 
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hey George do you not run just for the health benefits? can you not just enjoy the run as being a run. unless of course you are a proffesional runner as in being paid or in sponsership then that is different
 
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Um WOAH. that is so fast! I understand you’re going slower for you but that is still incredible. I really wouldn’t worry unless you’re having other symptoms I guess?
 
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Hi George, I enjoy running too. I'm sorry that you are not liking it so much right now. Could your body be drained? I'm assuming you have anxiety. It has drained me to the point that I was out of breath walking upstairs at one point. Could be what's causing it. Maybe you could just focus on getting out and doing it for the time being.
 
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George10111

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I think I might be just drained. I've had 'symptoms' of kidney disease before but that can also be mistaken for anxiety symptoms, adrenal fatigue, etc. Thanks for all your support. I did this 6:01 today, very early this morning because I just couldn't sleep last night and I decided to go running at like 6:30 AM when usually I'm in bed till 10:30. Ate a banana and a piece of bread and just went for it, after pounding some coffee. Maybe because I trained so hard yesterday and didn't sleep last night I'm still way too tired or something. Man those caffeine highs are sure deceiving. I've been able to do consecutive fast mile times days in a row before though. I'm hoping in a few days that I can get my peak fitness back, if not a few weeks at the most. I used to run a 100% effort mile in 5:30-35 and run sub sixes just for fun and training and I could easily do 2-3 in the same hour with a few minutes of rest, around 5:50 or so and it was a ninety percent effort.

I recently had an injury in my left foot some months back. I sprained my left heel running a 5:39 and that was the last of my running for about 6 weeks and it hasn't been the same sadly but I'm slowly getting my groove back. Last year I ran in a town mile and it was slightly uphill, I think it was only 80ft elevation gain. I took fourth place out of eleven men and I got a 5:51. That was EXTREMELY hard. Uphill is a whole different level of hard. I was doing a lot better back then and I hope I can capture that level of fitness again. :D
 
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TinyWeeMouse

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I'm sure you'll be back killing it again in no time :)
 
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Hi George,

I don't think, somewhow anxiety is the key here, I suffer with terrible anxiety which I now have under control, with Pregabalin, and even in the days, when withouit Pregabalin, I could manage to sift through a whole 1 or 2 rounds of dvd segments of aerobics/low impact salsacise, without hardly any problem.

So no, I don't think, anxiety is the key. You explain that you have had a medical problem, of kidney, and also your injury, I'm just wondering if it isn't/wasn't the injury slowing you down, due to mayb slight recovery pains. I could be wrong on that note in terms of recovery pains.


I would book an appointment for your GP, and get these physical medical concerns checked out, there could just be some underlying issue. or issues.


Take good care now.
 
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