I ran on Sunday, but didn't write about it because I bonked around the 1.8 mile mark. I ended up walking a lot and was lucky to get back to my car.
I ran on Monday, but didn't write about it because I bonked around the 1.8 mile mark. I ended up doing some tempo runs, but my time wasn't anything to write home about. Or blog about.
I ran tonight and bonked. You guessed it around the 1.8 mile mark. I'm a slow learner. I've been saying that when your big you don't need to carb load, because you've been carbing your whole life. But, as I limped home I wished I had a GU. What I did have was a Baja Fresh restaurant in front of me. So, I stopped on in and ordered two steak tacos and some chips.
Yep. I had a nice little meal and rested for about 10 minutes. I then ran home. The whole way. Maybe around 3/4 of a mile. My splits were 10:43, 12:12, 15:32 and 11:40, Yeah, 11:40 after my little carb load. And my body had cooled down, but I was still sweaty. So, the run home was kind of cold.
So, do you think the carbs helped? Or was it the rest?
Before the break I was contemplating not running the half marathon this Saturday. If I can't run a short run, can I really run a half mary? After the break I was thinking if I just have enough GU's and eat some carbs the night before I should be fine.
So, the second question is. Should I run the half this weekend?