I know...we all have bad workouts. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. I've had a few this year but NONE as horrible as today. I feel the need to share failed runs more than good ones because, sometimes, it's nice to know you aren't the only one who has bad runs.
I should have known this would not be my best day. I woke up with a horrible attitude about the weather and was so tired from not sleeping well the night before. I felt fine when I woke up but was motivated by the fact that I was meeting some friends to help me conquer this 20 mile adventure.
I've always had issues making myself eat when I wake up in the morning. I know it's especially important before a long run or race. I couldn't muster up the will to eat...not even a protein bar. I took two bites and wanted to barf from the thought of eating it.
When we started our run, I felt fine for a few miles. Around mile 5, I thought "I'm not sure I can finish 20 today." I ate some Honey Stinger gummies in hopes it would give me a boost. Things did not improve and I felt like total crap.
On top of that, my body couldn't figure out if it was hot or cold. I warmed up quickly in the beginning but then got really cold again. My feet were so cold that they became numb. At one point, my right foot was tingling! I wore the same socks I usually wear when it's cold but I think it was my shoes. They were a little thinner than my others.
Today's math lesson:
Lack of Sleep + Not Eating + Suddenly Colder Temps = Bad Run for Lisa
I got to 10 miles and had to quit. I couldn't get my dang legs to move. I felt bad that I had to leave Jackie to do the last 10 by herself. Fortunately, Amanda has her 20 to do tomorrow afternoon so I won't be solo in my next attempt (and we may have others join!). Crossing my fingers for:
More Sleep + Food in My Belly + mid 40s = Better Run for Lisa