Sunday, August 9, 2009
Sunday 17 miles..
Horrible run, maybe the worst I've had since March. I thought I felt good going in and had planned on running 26 miles. By mile 10 I was thinking about food which is a huge red flag for me because I don't ever think about food, even when I'm hungry. My legs got weak and I lost all drive to run. So I shuffled back and ended at 17 miles having never broken HR 144 despite a solid effort. One of the first signs of carbohydrate depletion is a depressed HR. I came home and ate everything except our cat and that's only because he saw the look in my eyes and ran. This is a total rookie mistake on my part. Last night for dinner I ate eggs and turkey sausage and that's all, and when I think back to yesterday I don't remember really eating anything. No carbohydrates. There is a good deal of research out there on carbohydrate requirements being elevated at higher elevations and I've read all of it and it seems that last night I forgot all of it. Frustrating that I know better and I still made the mistake. I guess when I stop learning then I'll either be the greatest coach in the world or dead. Good things do come from my own mistakes though, I think it makes me better in helping others to not make them.