Monday’s run was supposed to be a 5k time trial in hopes of adjusting my interval base numbers. Unfortunately I did not hydrate or eat properly and had to bail out early on this run. Frequently as put foot to ground I found cramps and stomache soreness as well as several bouts of reflux. It was not a pleasant experience. Traditionally I drink only two diet sodas a day and the rest is primarily water with some coffee (helps me sleep at night and stay focused through out the day). But, recently as my schedule and moods have been a bit wonky I have been drinking way too much diet soda and not enough water. As well, I have fallen back on unhealthy comfort food. Yesterday’s run proved why that combination is so stupid. Beside frequent reflux attacks while running I finished with a giant headache and felt terrible. The simple way to solve this of course is to drink tons of water and plan the meals better.
On a positive note, I noticed that for the 2 miles I did conclude my pacing was better and I was running faster than I had previously. I want to try this run again on Wednesday to actually get the distance but to also finish the intended distance. In my usual running path this run usually finishes at the bottom of a steep hill, I would like to eliminate that and retrace the running path I run for most of the run. This I feel will give me a better idea of my truer time for completion and will eliminate the added speed bonus I get from going down the steep hill.
Well, a run in the books. That is pretty much all it was and I hope to make Wednesday’s run a better one… it just requires that I get back to the basics of hydrating and eating. Til next time.
- Reflux is giving me the flux (justanotherdaysjourney.wordpress.com)