Had lamb curry and a boat load of white rice the night before (around 8ish). Still had a crash mid run.
Today is a 10k day and woke up 4:30 AM for some reason. I have always ran on empty tummy and never liked evening runs. Never had this kind of crash before.
Anyways, It has been raining for some time, cold and breezy overall a perfect beginning to a midweek Wednesday.
Started me run at 6:45 and had this horrible pain at the pit of my stomach. By the time I reached 5k my knees were like a jelly (possibly due to smog?). I don’t know where I was going and just wanted my run to be over. Could not stop at any traffic lights and rightly pissed all those waiting in drizzle at the crossing.
7K pushed the air out my lungs. 7.5k feeling incredibly light headed, I had to stop. I don’t really remember how I ended up holding the left mirror of a TFL red bus waiting to load passengers.
The vehicle obviously cannot move as I was breathing heavily almost hugging the bus. Luckily the lovely lady waiting at the bus stop put her hand on my shoulder and enquired if am alright.
Felt a lovely warmth in the cold damp Wednesday morning, the gesture put a smile on my face which by this time is probably smooching the rear-view mirror of the bus.
All is well, once I sat down at the bus stop and took a good ten minutes rest.
Tried resuming my running up to 8.5k, felt light headed again and started breathing heavily.
Decided not to run on empty again.
Any suggestions to have immediately just before starting a run? I don’t really need a sugar rush or a fatty start. Just something low GI that can last a 10k without making my essentials crash.