Hello fellow runners,
It's been a while since I posted, but I'm interested to see if anyone is in the same boat.
I've been running and doing intervals for some time now, got my VO2 max up to my PB of 55 and a PB half marathon of 1:29:50.
Then the prescription of effexor (venlafaxine) came along.
I'm not sure if it's related, or if it's a drop in fitness, but my intervals have dropped way off, can't sustain them anymore, my running pace has dropped way down, I'm absolutely shattered after a run, I really need to focus on deep breathing now when I'm running so I don't start wheezing.
Does anyone else have experience of this? I'm really wondering if it is just a drop in fitness, or if it's the medication. My weight has stayed roughly the same.