Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hard workouts = feeling like crap

I had a very intense workout today. Lactate threshold - 11 miles w/ 5 miles @ 15k to half marathon pace. I think I pushed it too hard!

Miles 1-2: 8:16, 7:27
Miles 3-7: 6:14, 6:17, 6:17, 6:08, 6:31
Miles 8-11: 7:14, 7:42, 7:27, 7:52
Total Distance: 11.15
Time: 1:18:47
Avg Pace: 7:04/mile

Few things to note. First, after I slowed things down a little, I felt pretty good and the pace was still pretty fast but felt easy. Second, I did a bad job with hydration. I didn't drink many liquids until I think it was too late. Third, I felt extremely sick afterwards. I am getting over a cold, so this didn't help much. I have been having extreme bowel issues lately. I have been taking emergency stops and getting lucky.

My stomach seems to be a mess after intense workouts. Today was definitely the case. I felt so sick after today's workout. I left for home, and barely made it. I used the restroom several times and got home enough to say hello to everyone and right to bed.

Finally, don't use socks with holes in them. I was desperate and used a backup pair of socks, but one had a hole in it. A good size hole. Enough to rub and tear off some skin from my foot. Doesn't hurt too badly, but I am not sure how it will fair with today’s run.

Other Notes:
Last day off was Nov. 15th, 2009
Next day the Boston Marathon.
Miles run since last day off 700+
Miles run in January: 300 and still counting...


Andy said...

Those are some hella crazy miles for January, but then again, you are getting ready for Boston. Are you eating close to workout time? Just curious about your GI issues you were having during training. I had some of those issues in winter 2008-09 where I would end up having to get home ASAP, and there were a few incidents where mother nature got the brunt of it. I hear you on the socks!!! I need to see if my blister pics are still up from where I did not wear any (add to that tight shoes). Was not pretty. Keep it up!

KodaFit said...

Dude, you're a legend! Those are some crazy miles, and if I was your GI tract, I'd probably be revolting too.

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