Feb 22, 2010

Ugh, what was that?

I was inspired by Jill to run a treadmill PB of my own but sorry to say, I failed woefully. I set out to do a little over 20 but never made it there. I was feeling okay, a little tired but my HR was way higher than it should have been over the course of the entire run. Took a gel and potty break at about 11.5 miles when the treadmill automatically resets at 99 minutes. Took another little water break 5 miles later. I was definitely getting tired but thought I could gut it out. Then at a little over 17.5 everything went downhill. Energy was gone, HR jumped, effort went way up. I pushed to get to 18 but was almost out of it at that point.

So what was up with that? Could be that I wasn't fueled up very well. Thinking back I didn't eat so much yesterday. My weight was down to 150 this morning which is about 2 pounds lower than it has been in the morning recently. Could be that I'm still not recovered from the marathon last week and 64 miles for the whole week. It was the first time I ever used a vanilla gingerbread Gu but I can't imagine that was the problem. Could be just one of those days. I'm still counting it as a long run though. We'll see what the rest of the week brings.

"Make the most of yourself, because that's all the you there is." Ralph Waldo Emerson I believe.

All in: 18 at 8:42

8 comments:

Bill G said...

Could very well be your body reminding you of the marathon last week plus the rest of the mileage post-marathon. Still got in some great mileage even if it wasn't quite what you were going for!

Julie said...

Hi Az,
Jill does have a way of inspiring people:) I think that you did a great job even though you may not think so. I have respect for anyone who can bust out high miles on a treadmill:) Don't be so hard on yourself. You might still be recovering..but you ran and did a good job!! Hang in there!

Meg said...

So sorry that run didn't go too well...I would blame the treadmill. Then again, you ARE doing a marathon a month and therefore, everyday should be a taper...rest those legs AZ! jk, you're tough!

San said...

18 miles is definitely a long run.

Give your body some rest after the race. Recovery is what makes you better. So if your heartrate is too high, take that as a sign for cutting back and taking a nap. Your legs will love you for it.

Yep, lomography is fun as long as your not reprimanded by your subjects. Ugh. In future I'll only take pics of things that can't talk back and friends who will not talk back.

SDrunner said...

Man, I don't see how you were able to run that many miles on the treadmill in the first place. Great job on the 18 miles! There are some weird GU flavors out here, still not used to the weird texture of it..

Glenn Jones said...

I'm still stuck trying to comprehend a marathon in 11 days after running one last weekend....

Beth said...

The combination of the high heart rate and lower weight is telling you something. Maybe you were dehydrated or low on energy. You still got the bulk of it in so of course it counts. Take care of yourself and fuel up.

Jean said...

I am guessing that it was just one of those days. Your body just needed some additional recovery, perhaps. I hope the rest of your week has been going better!