Saturday, February 19, 2011

Smashed !

Today was officially the toughest run Ive ever done...a 30km Marathon training run planned but when we got to the start at 6am it was already bloody 26C....first 15kms went smoothly....ate some Shotbloks and then killed off another 7 without too much trouble....then the sun came out and i started to feel tingly, stomach ache......definitely dehydrated, despite 1.5litres gatorade, 1 litre water and lots of drinking the day before...

I noticed on Wikipedia.... Symptoms of mild dehydration include thirst, decreased urine volume, abnormally dark urine, unexplained tiredness, irritability, lack of tears when crying, headache, dry mouth, dizziness when standing due to orthostatic hypotension, and in some cases can cause insomnia

Lack of tears while crying? Thats pretty much how I felt as the temperature rose from 26C to 28C and 30C near the end...

I confess to actually walk/running the last 5kms (which I have never done before) Garmin was telling me they were both at the same speed!!!

Finished and went straight in the supermarket for a bottle of real Coke (never do that either), followed at home by protein drink, sprite, coffee, four ice blocks and more...

If thats what the wall feels like it bloody hurts!

1 comment:

  1. yep it was stinking hot today. felt your pain. i certainly had tingly skin and wasnt too comfortable. hard for us brits..

    congrats on your longest run ever!