I've been running over 5k 3x per week for the past month or so now, but about a week ago, my distance and endurance has suffered tremendously in running. I planned to go up to 5 miles (from my top distance of 4.5 miles) a week ago and I barely made it to 4 miles. Since then, it's been only going down hill and today I just barely, barely made 5k.
My breathing feels fine and my legs feel fine. There's no pain or anything. I just feel completely depleted at the end of these truncated runs I've been doing. I started weight training about a week and half ago, but I've found nothing online that would link the weight training to crushing my running. (I'm running/weight training on alternate days with a break day).
The only thing that I can think of is that I'm eating really very little. Perhaps the extra strain on my body of weight training is tilting the scale in terms of calories I need which is making my running suffer. My other consideration on this point is that my weight has plateaued for about 2-3 weeks now around 122-123 lbs (I'm 5'4").
I'm eating 1200-1500 kcal a day. I'm eating only all-natural (a sort of modified paleo diet), which is pretty much fruits, vegetables, meats, nuts/seeds, and dairy. I'm eating balanced meals, and focusing on getting plenty of protein.
I have no idea what's up. Any insights/ideas?
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