If you are a runner, or cyclist, or whatever, then I probably don’t have to explain to you what the post-run yucks are. Even if you don’t know, I’m not explaining it.
Chris & I got up early this morning so that I could get a 10 mile run in. I asked him to ride his bike while I ran to keep me company, and also so I can run outside of our very small, and very boring neighborhood. I’m not totally comfortable going to the local trail by myself. It’s kind of rural, not to many people on it, so I felt better having Chris a long.
This 10 miles was supposed to be at an easy & relaxed pace. I told myself (and Chris) that I wanted to stay between 9:15 – 9:30.
I clearly struggled to keep it at a relaxed pace. 9:02/avg is more relaxed than a normal long run, but not quite what I was aiming for. It just felt so nice outside, and I was feeling good. Chris kept telling me, “I think you are speeding up again.”
This route is a little hillier than my normal route. Not hilly compared to routes my friends outside of Florida run on, but hilly for me just the same.
Nothing serious, but check out the elevation on my normal Saturday route.
Flat is beautiful.
After my run we came home, I ate scrambled eggs, drank coffee & watched netflix all while I was taking an ice bath – it was glorious!
Once we were fed, showered, and dressed we headed back out to the shooting range. Chris just bought a new gun and he’s been dying to shoot it. We met Chris’ brother at the gun range and spent a few hours shooting…and this is where the post run yucks hit me. super convenient. yah. I’ve spent the last several hours wanting to curl up in a ball.
I can pretty much pinpoint why I got the post run yucks. dehydration. I drank a lot less on this run than I normally run – I also drank zero ounces of water after my run. Can we say stupid.
Don’t worry. I’m paying for it. I won’t make this mistake again.
I am running the Halloween Halfathon this coming Sunday, with Jenny & Sherry so my schedule this week is going to be an easy week with low mide-week miles. I’m not running to PR, but I still want to have nice and fresh legs.
Monday – rest
Tuesday – 3 miles easy w/o garmin
Wednesday – 4 miles easy w/o garmin
Thursday – rest
Friday – 3 miles easy w/o garmin
Saturday – rest/beach with Sherry
Sunday – race day (13.1)
total: 23.1 miles
I am really looking forward to some relaxed miles this week, and a great half-marathon next weekend!
incase you were wondering about the random pictures of scenery – they are from my brief trip to North Carolina.