This week was a fairly boring week yet again. Just training on. I have my first run coming up in just about 3 weeks. It is a 15K so I am working on building miles to be able to complete that event (I am using it as a warm up of sorts for the half marathon distance).
This week I ran a total of 32.68 miles in 5:06:10. Today was my long run as usual and I had plans of going for 14 miles. Unfortunately, I ran at 6:00am and my body is not used to that. I was dehydrated and didn’t eat before I ran. I had some gastrointestinal (GI) distress early on in my run. I was able to hold everything in, but around mile 10, things got much much worse. I decided to cut my run short since I was close to home, and I am very glad I did. Lessons learned:
- I need to get my body used to getting up and running early again. The last few weeks my long runs especially have been on the treadmill in the afternoon. This was outside, in the morning. I need to do that more to get used to it since pretty much all the longer runs I plan to do this year are in the morning.
- I need to maybe get up a little earlier to eat something and start drinking water before I go. As I read today dehydration can play a big part in GI issues. And it is a slippery slope, you try to take on more water to combat it, but your body has sent all your blood to your legs and lungs and your stomach can’t digest and absorb the water. Have to try and get out ahead of it earlier.
All in all it was still a good week of running, so we move on to next week.
That is really all I have for this week. Hope everyone gets a chance to get out and run! Have a great week!