I decided to try the intermediate run at the love running group tonight. I definitely chose the wrong evening to step it up!
It was the longest intermediate run they do.
It was hot.
There was 1km of continuous hill climb
I have first day period cramps down to my f@!*π¥% knees
It was going ok, I had a couple of walk breaks on the hill (Kms 2 to 3) and a quick dash into a KFC to use the facilities but I was feeling good. My breathing was fine my thighs were beginning to burn at just past 4.5Km but there was just a couple of short inclines and one decline in the last 1.7Km so it was all good.
Then at exactly 5Km with no warning I was doubled over bringing up the tiny bit of water in my stomach!!
My running buddy was great and helped got me drinking water and walking again. A couple of other runners in the group stopped to check we were ok before carrying on!
I walked to the end my running buddy refusing to carry on ahead and we did the 6.2Km (3.9miles I think) in 1 hour. We made it back with the last runner and back markers doing a sprint finish behind us so we had a good group ending together. There was also a small group of runners waiting for everyone to get back and cheering us to the finish 😁
I'm currently laid on the sofa, having had a cool shower and some pasta, with a pint of water. Feeling quite pleased that I made it as far as I did and determined that soon I will take on that loonnggg hill without walking.