I knew today was going to be a difficult run when I got to 3k and struggled...however I was determind and aiming for 24k.
What went badly:
I ran out of water at 13k
I only had cheese and crackers for last nights' tea
My right hip was hurting....I tried to ignore it thinking it would go but it got flipping worse...
I had mini eggs as fuel....every time I fely the chocolate in my mouth melting I felt sick
At 16.5k I stopped, burst into loud sobby tears, draping myself on some poor persons fence as I felt incredibly sick and feint
Called home, husband collected me but he couldn't find me. Worked out though that if I had put on my Tom Tom I could send him my location ( top tip!)
Hot bath, then had a wierd feint in the kitchen, ate lots of boursin on crackers ( my fave)
Running is a bit like growing plants....all the elements have to be right, and every plant is different. Sadly most of us have little idea what type of plant we are...
I have decided I am a fig tree...slow-ish growing, need looking after in winter, lots of watering and feeding in Summer, and if you put me in a tight pot I do better. Given the right conditions I can grow quite majestic
I would love to know what plant you think you might be and why??
So....to address my bad run, and take account of understanding my body...I want to bear fruit and grow nice and big...
Don't get too low about today ( lots more tears since but no more allowed now)
Carb up properly the night before
Invest in a camel thing
Buy some gels and NEVER EVER take chocolate
Give myself 3 days before my next run to let my hip repair
Do some hip stretching
A post run hug would be nice
No more hot baths after a run...a cold one a la Devina, then a shower
I am going to cook this with leftover lamb:
I managed 16.6k, next week WILL be 24k
Happy Panthering everyone