I have a new theory – if you spend a weekend eating your weight in Belgian cream puffs – you will eventually run like a cream puff. I hate bad run days and I hate that the saying we are what we eat is really true. I haven’t been documenting my food and this is what happens – why I repeatedly do this to myself – I don’t know.
I started off the 7 mile tempo run day by waking up at 2:30am and again every 15 min until 4 am – Giving me only 5 hours of really good sleep – I’m paranoid I will over-sleep. Left the house at 4:40 am and headed to Bridlewood to run. Wasn’t able to finish the 7 miles due to many factors that I will bullet shortly. I ran 4.5 miles today in 49:10 – HORRIBLE! That puts me at a 10:56 min per mile pace – GAH, and I thought my 10:20 min miles on Sunday were bad! My right leg felt like a numb tree stump – my form was beyond pitiful and my allergies are haywire due to the blasted pollution here in Dallas. Mucus is still running down my throat like waterfall and my eyes are crusted shut and swollen.
I am going to run the remaining 3 miles tonight during my daughter’s soccer practice. The temp if finally cooling here and it should only be 93 degrees (33 c) so I should be ok IF I do my body a favor and drink plenty of water today. I only drank 12 ounces yesterday.
Program – tempo run
Distance – 4.5 mile (2.9k)
Time – 49:10
Average pace – 10:56min (8.84 km/hr)
Calories – 432
AHR: 176bpm – not good people – usually it’s 142
MHR: 190bpm – what’s with that – I think I might be exploding
Water: 47 oz.
Food: 1/2 english muffin, egg beaters, water, coffee Lunch: grilled chicken pesto sand, chips, diet coke, pickle, 2 hershey bites, some cheesey potatoe things, water, leftover creampuffs – now they are gone.
Ok – let’s document the things that make Susan run SLOW:
Lack of sleep
Not drinking enough water
Not taking her muscle fuel – even though it occasionally makes her vomit
Eating bad, bad food
Giant ghetto butt