Sunday, March 01, 2009

A shocker

Yesterday's long run was a shocker - what more can I say. I woke up Saturday morning feeling a little blah but put it down to the early hour (4.30am). Wasn't feeling the greatest by the time I drove out out the Cotter to meet the others. I hate the start of this run - uphill. I was struggling but again put it down to not having warmed up yet. I told myself that once I got on to the flat I'd improve so it was just a case of toughing it out until then. But instead things went from bad to worse - thumping headache, stomach cramps and an incredible tiredness that just saps the energy from the legs (makes me feel very uncoordinated). All tell-tale signs of gluten ingestion (for me - everyone is different in their reaction).

So I had to cut my run short - toughing it out wasn't going to help today. Twofruits ran with me to Vanities and then I ran very slowly back to the start, to my car.

Note to self - don't be so blase about takeaway food. I have a feeling where I may have accidentally had some gluten - a takeaway salad bar. The week prior to SFT I am going to have to be ultra-careful with eating.

In total, I ran 24km...........very slowly.

Total kms for the week: 75km
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This day is all that is good and fair.
It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on yesterdays.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson


Lulu said...

Do you still have my phone number cos if you do you can text me or try

Sorry to hear you had a bad run and hope you recover quickly.

Hope to see you next week!

Jen_runs said...

Sorry to hear that you had a bad run. Hope to catch up with you at Caves House in a few weeks!

Ewen said...

Did Strewth tell you about the gluten-free GUs?

When I heard about your wheels falling off I thought Two Fruits may have burnt out another athlete ;)

Oh yes, your whole post is centred - like a poem :)

IHateToast said...

that sounds dreadful. gluten is everywhere. i don't know how you do it.

strewth said...

Do hope you are bright and perky by Wed! Yes, we discovered gluten-free guus - seem to be good! At least the bad run was at the end of your training and you have heaps of tough runs behind you - it's all tapering from here.

R2B said...

Well as othershave said the training part is all behind you now.

Hope tomeet you at SFT my second also.

Cheers Adrian

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