|May 11-12, 2012|
|May 6, 2012|
My biggest 'doh' moment came on Friday when I went out for a long run. I had 16 on the schedule & I wasn't too worried about being able to do it. I feel like I'm in pretty decent shape right now. I set out slow and steady, and basically enjoying myself. Everything was going well for a while. First mistake was not bringing any water. I don't like doing it in the first place, but it is easier to make myself do in the summer. I just don't worry about dehydration in the same way in the winter (I know, you can yell at me for being a bonehead now). I DID stop as planned at mile 8 at the gym and had a drink and potty break. Normally, I would have eaten something, had a GU but I was a little leery of them after my body basically rejected one on my 18 miler a couple weeks ago (I never ever want to see a blackberry gu again in my life). I did bring a cliff bar and some Wegman's dried fruit strips which both seem to agree with me but for some reason I just grabbed a drink and kept going. I finished mile 14 and HIT THE FREAKIN' WALL! I've never met the wall before, but it is not a place I want to see again. Very suddenly I was dizzy and my belly was cramping and I knew that if I didn't stop and eat something RIGHT AWAY it was going to be worse. Luckily for me, those dried fruit strips went down pretty easy and since they are practically pre-chewed I felt them kick in within a minute or two. I walked until I felt better, then walked/ran, then was finally able to crank out a slow last mile. Lesson Learned.
Must. Fuel. Better. &. NOT. BE. A. BONEHEAD.
Do you ever get lazy & forget the basics??????
So tell me, Have you ever done/not done something during a workout that makes you go D'Oh!
Do you like inspirational emails?
I actually do like the Daily Kick in the butt from Runner's World & the Ragnar ones.