Back to back race and the stomach flu?

Monday, July 29, 2013

So last time I posted, I mentioned doing back to back running races on Saturday. Starting with a 10k and ending with a 5k. On Friday I started feeling ill and had some stomach issues. By Friday evening I felt better and didn't even think about feeling ill the rest of the day.

Saturday morning comes a long and more stomach issues. Apart from those issues, I felt okay and didn't think running my races was going to be much of an issue.

I wanted to start the 10k off slow and hope to build momentum. This didn't quite happen. I felt restless the entire time. I didn't feel tired, I just didn't feel motivated. I felt like my legs were going but at the same time they weren't. The stomach issues I was having was presenting cramps in my hips and in my back like I've never experienced before. I thought I was going to finish way too slow and miss the 5k race. I didn't finish a slow as I thought I was going to, but I did finish slower than my goal and much slower than my PR.

After the 10k, I had about 18 minutes to re-gather myself. I had some more stomach complications, but apart from that I felt okay. I wasn't out of breath gasping for air like I normally as after race (cause quite frankly my body didn't push itself like it normally does).

By the time the 5k started, my legs had already locked. At this point I told myself I am just going to finish it out. I had no plans on setting PRs in either race. My goal was just to do the craziness of running back to back races. Which I did!

To my shock, I even placed in my age group in both races. I got 2nd in the 10k and 3rd in the 5k.

After my races I went home and took a nap. I woke with the fever and still looking like I had just ran a race. This followed my throughout the day as well as extreme sensitivity to change in temperature. If I went from inside to outside, I almost felt like I was going to faint.

The next day I decided to go to skate practice. I figured if Ihad a fever, the best thing to do is sweat it out. My legs felt surprisingly amazing considering all the running I did before. The only issue was that my body was cold the entire time. I was sweating but my body temperature never rose. It was just a weird feeling. The rest of the day I felt okay (apart from having no appetite) until I sat outside for too long and felt bad again.

This morning I feel terrible. I went from thinking that maybe I just ate something bad to thinking I may have the flu. The worst thing is that the flu always hits me hard and if that is what it is, I haven't reached the worst yet.

I'm really praying this all goes away soon. I'm my bosses only employee and cannot take off days from work.
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    your "auntie" across the pond is telling you to take good care of yourself!

    get well soon
    1756 days ago
    WOW!!! That is awesome about placing in your age group and winning second and third! Sorry you didn't have a PR but it's pretty impressive to still run like you did after feeling bad. What was it finally? Stomach flu? or something you are allergic to ???
    1757 days ago

    medalled in both!

    nice job.
    1757 days ago
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    Hope you're feeling better soon.
    1757 days ago
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