Went on rugby tour last weekend with my local club to support the junior side. I have never drunk so much alcohol in one (long) weekend. Anyway got back monday evening feeling a little jaded. I usually run Mon / wed and fri so missed monday morning run. Got up tuesday morning for my first run of week 5. Jumped on the scales as I sometimes do in a morning.....I had put on 8 pounds over the weekend!!!!!! Is that possible????
The run tue was hard work. the weekends boozing planted a mischevious devil on my shoulder telling me to give up and go home. I stuck at it and finished (only to feel like throwing up after) I can see why serious sportsmen stay off the beer.
Second run was the day after. I know you should take a days rest but wanted to get back on track with the programme. The run went well and I felt good after with the renewed energy I had felt on previous weeks.
My third run this week was this morning (friday), week 5 run 3, solid 20 mins run without any walking. Got on the scales this morning and my weight has dropped back down the 8 pounds I had gained. Can anyone explain that? The run was probably the toughest yet but I was prepared for that. I ran at a slightly slower pace, if that was possible, and finished completing approx 2 miles in 1 go!! I ran for 23 minutes. Starting to feel like a proper runner now. Hope my endurance running can match my endurance drinking exploits.