Saturday, August 25, 2007

8.5 miles, 5 lbs, and Bonking

Run Summary
Distance: 8.5 Miles
Time: 1:07:36
Avg Pace/Mile: 7:50
Max Pace/Mile: 7:37

Okay so today's run was pretty awful. I mean, I enjoyed the suffering, but I had no idea I would be without water for the run and the heat finally caught up with me. Normally I get some gatorade at the turn around point but today there was no support on the trail and I ended up over 5 lbs. lighter when I got home. Not good.

I learned a little bit on this run. I need to take a little something with me when heading out into the heat. I started running around 8:00am, but that still might have been too late in the day here in Atlanta.

Overall, my legs and lungs felt good. My head was a bit cloudy from the sodium and glucose stores at zero. More suppliments could be in my future. My knee jerk reaction is to go by a box of GU and call it a day. Sounds like a plan.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice job pushing through to the end. Your pace is still pretty high even though you bonked! See you later.

  Sunday run in the rain.