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HM training week5 day3

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon

It’s amazing how a run nearly always makes you feel better. I felt horrible when I woke up: nauseous and griping stomach pains. I really think I have to watch wheat as I get ill if I have too much of it. Running has me craving carbs and I eat a lot of pasta, but maybe I should have drawn the line at the five donuts I pigged out on yesterday. All this wasn’t helped by the alarm going off on the building site round the back where they are building retirement housing: wailing sirens and flashing lights in the small hours of the morning are not conducive to sleep. But after this hour’s slow paced run, I feel so much better.

Running in heart rates 1&2 for an entire 5.5k is frustrating, interesting and relaxing. It was a lot warmer today, and there were several slopes, so it wasn’t as easy to keep my heart rate down, especially when swigging the last of my drink led to a coughing fit that had my heart soaring into the orange band.

Anyway, this was an exploratory run around a route I hadn’t been down before. I discovered a quiet lane leading past very old houses, all tucked away behind modern estates. Really enjoyable, especially in today’s sunny weather. I threw caution to the wind for the last five minutes, stretched my legs and let the watch nag me about exceeding the zones.

For some reason the watch restarted while it was saving my run. I was worried it had lost the entire run: it hadn’t sent the heart rate chart to the Polar Flow app, but it HAS gone over to Strava.

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AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles

FIVE donuts Flick 😊 you deserve them as a treat for your training for the HM you will be running soon, but don't eat them too often.

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to AlMorr

The problem is my self control issues LOL. If they are there i will eat them. i would buy only one, but the coop bags of donuts are vegan and they only come in fives. what's a girl to do???

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to FlickM3

By all means, if the urge is there eat them, but not all at once. I like doughnuts (spellchecker corrected my spelling, the first post was to you was on my Smartphone when I was on a bus, now at home on the laptop) as well, however, I would only eat two at the most for say a little snack after a run.

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to AlMorr

So restrained! 😂🍩🍩🍩

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to FlickM3

😊🍕🍔food, food, glorious food.

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to AlMorr

I can’t eat what you’ve pictured 😂 but I’m with you regarding food. My appetite for carbs when running astounds even me!

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to FlickM3

Well I only have a pizza at the most once a month and a chicken burger once a week after not eating anything for around 6 hours on a Monday, I go to Burger King once every three weeks, so although I do eat a little junk food from time to time my weight has remained fairly constant or even gone down a little since I started running, I weighed myself just the other day and I was around 10st 7lbs, down from about 11 stone a few years ago.

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to AlMorr

No, all that's fine - its just I'm vegan. However, i can have the Papa John's vegan cheese and tomato pizza, which is brilliant. What you've pictured looks like it has pepperoni.

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon

LOL ! Are doughnuts your guilty pleasure?

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to Katnap

Yes except I don’t feel guilty 😂😂😂

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon in reply to FlickM3

Just a bit squeamish? 🤣😂😅

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to Katnap

It’s the sugar down your bra that gets to me! 🤨

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