Do not. run at 5:00. during the month of August. EVER. 🙂 Here’s what my run looked like from yesterday:
Ran 2.38 miles in 26:21
Walked .19 mile in 4:53 because I stopped and talked
Ran/Walked 1.07 in 13:30
Crawled .92 mile and fell out for 17.29
My stomach hurt, I thought I was going to pass out, I was sooooo thirsty, and had dreams of going to heaven. Right then. 🙂
A BIG german shepherd took up with me along the way, and I literally wanted to ride on his back part of the way. 🙂
This is what I’ve learned (hopefully) (might have thought I learned this before as well):
1. Drink plenty of water
2. Make sure you have eaten enough healthy things during the day but not RIGHT before you run
3. Wait until a cooler time of the day to run
4. DO NOT CONTINUE TO BE A RUNNING SLACKER OR YOU WILL DIE
I have printed an August calendar and planned out my running for the month based on my working/personal schedule. So I’ve made running a priority, but used my brain to know when I won’t be able to run or when I need to just schedule a short run.
I’m hoping this will keep me on my toes. Or feet anyway. 🙂
Do you plan your runs?