Saturday, November 6, 2010
I hit a wall today, though. I went out for my first 12-miler, per the training program, and I just couldn't do it. Couldn't make the legs function. I survived the first mile, albeit barely. Forced myself to stretch for five minutes. Made it another half mile beyond that, and then my legs just quit. Felt like I was wearing giant bricks instead of shoes. I was achy, nothing in particular, just really, really tired. So that makes my weekly mileage a pathetic 17 miles.
I know I'll have off-days from time to time. Still it's discouraging!
I thought I did everything right... ate carbs out the wa-zoo yesterday, took yesterday off from any activity, drank Gatorade beforehand, etc. So what went wrong? It could be any number of things.
First off, I think my body is fighting off seasonal illness. I've felt ok today but yesterday at work I was feeling a bit queasy. Since it's gotten colder I've been lackluster about drinking enough water. I tried Gu Chomps for the first time, maybe my body doesn't like those. It was a busy week at work and as a result my diet has been pretty horrid.
I made it to the gym after and put in a half hour on the elliptical, even that was harder than normal. Skipped my circuit training. All in all, I'm just tired. It was a hectic week with the election, I'm not feeling 100%. I'm going to take tomorrow off, then maybe attempt 12 again Monday morning (yay for more daylight)!