This morning I woke up raring to go on an 18 miler. I was excited because I planned to run to an old route I always would do when Ben lived in Irvine. I was going to run to his old neighborhood, which would be around 7 miles and then run around there until I called him.
The run started out too fast though and half way through I was begging my Garmin to show me “17.89” in the miles window. But, as much as I hoped 13.43 would turn into 18.00 it didn’t happen. I just tried to power through even though my pace was slowing way down.
At mile 16 Ben called me because he thought I had been out for 3 hours when I said I would only take around 2 and a half. He said, “Are you all right?”
I said, “No. I’m going to collapse right here on the sidewalk. This is rough. At least I’ll die in my homeland…” (Um, what can I say? I’m dramatic.)
He wanted to come get me and I knew I needed to stop so I told him to pick me up a mile from where I was since it would take us both about 10 minutes to get there.
Total: 17 miles – 9:16 average pace
Mile 1: 8:22
Mile 2: 8:33
Mile 3: 8:39
Mile 4: 8:32
Mile 5: 8:31
Mile 6: 8:35
Mile 7: 8:50
Mile 8: 8:51
Mile 9: 9:10
Mile 10: 9:05
Mile 11: 9:21
Mile 12: 9:22
Mile 13: 9:29
Mile 14: 10:00 (This is where I go wrong)
Mile 15: 9:42
Mile 16: 11:59
Mile 17: 10:19
I started out way too fast and wasn’t properly prepared for 17 miles. This is probably the reason I fell apart on the last few miles.
Once I stopped running and tried to stretch out I felt super shaky and nauseous and really bad overall 🙁 By the time he got to me I was a mess and just wanted to get home. I am so happy he called me 🙂
I made myself sit in a cold water bath for a few minutes (I’m working up to the ice part and only put a few handfuls in). Then, I took a warm shower.
I’m not sure if I over hydrated or under fueled or what. All I know is I couldn’t stop shaking and felt super nauseas. I went straight to bed because I didn’t even want to be sitting up.
Ben ended up bringing me a banana to eat in bed and I fell asleep for a bit.
Now I’m up and feel 1,000 times better! I’m going to go over what I did before and during the run to pin point where I went wrong because I do not want to feel like that again.
I know not eating after a long run is a cardinal sin of running 🙁 But I couldn’t even handle water at that point. When I finally got up I made a massive smoothie with the last of my beloved protein powder. I hope I can find this kind around here!
Topped with Bear Naked Granola the company sent me to try 🙂 I always keep adding more as I eat the smoothie.
I am always honest with my thoughts on the products I try, and I really love this kind – Vanilla Almond Crunch.
Bear Naked has the best wording on their packages! This is what it says on the back of this one…
“Happiness isn’t found on a clothing tag. We’ve looked! We find happiness in making healthy choices, getting outside and keeping fit – choices that make up feel better, inside and out. Often, living a healthier lifestyle begins with what we choose to eat… and that moves us to be more active.”
I like that 🙂