Sunday, April 22, 2012
glad that's over...
what a run and I don't mean that in a good way...it was brutal today. I am just going to get this out and then I will be over it...I was dressed for winter weather,the wind was chilly but I was too warm. I had dropped my toque just after my first km, thankfully I had only gone about a half a km before I realized so I turned back and kept my eye out and it was right where I had grabbed a drink. It was my Pens hat so I was hopping that by finding it, it would be a good sign and Pittsburgh would have pulled through and beat Philly...apparently no such luck.
I was running down Brant and starting have some gi issues, I was debating turning early and heading home but decided to stick to the route. I turned at costco and hit the path and decided I would take a detour back to the house for a quick stop...might as well stop at home when you can. My husband was in the midst of his own butt-kicking session when I stopped in. I was back on my way heading to the path when I was feeling uncomfortable again. I decided to make another stop while there places available. I wasn't sure what the deal was today but I wasn't taking any chances...I have heard horror stories and I don't have any interest in living my own.
I was really dragging my butt today, I noticed my avg speed was 5.66 kmh...if I am on my game and I can be pushing between 6-7 over 7 if I am feeling good but not today. I was having a hard time staying focused and positive but I think I know where I went wrong. Yesterday I didn't have enough calories after my ride, nor did I really rest after and I didn't get enough sleep last night oh and I didn't stretch yesterday either and I felt that BIG time today! I hate to say and I think this is the first time ever (since I started running last year) that I cut the distance short. I had 21 on the schedule today and I racked up 18.5km. I just didn't have it in me to go the whole way today. On the plus side, I learned some big lessons...I realize now how important it is to get enough rest, eating properly to refuel after a long bike ride when I have a long run back to back oh ya and it's really important to not forget to stretch!!!
After I got home I had a nice big glass of chocolate milk and stretched for maybe 15-20 minutes and now I am pretty much done. I think taking a cliff bar today saved me today out there. I crammed a bottle of G2, a bottle of Water the bar and a couple gels and a pack of the sharkies chewy things in my pockets and belt...I doubt I would have made it as far as I did if I didn't have all that with me today.