Saturday, April 7, 2012
Saturday's are long run day. Since I'm not training per se for a long race right now, it has been running about 3 miles since Shamrock. Which is fine. Maybe not for someone else, but for me. Fine.
I woke up this morning though and my stomach didn't feel well. Maybe it had to do with the junk I ate yesterday before the Orioles game (which they won!) or afterwards at dinner. I don't know. What I know was I felt off. Not awful, but off. But, I waited it out for an hour and thought I felt better. So, I geared up and headed out for my run.
I am going to publicly apologize now to everyone running the Movie Madness Half Marathon in Manchester and Mt. Wolf this morning. I normally park my car at the high school and run from there. I drove up to the school and realized there was something going on. There was no one directing traffic or telling me what to do, so I turned onto the road. And that's when I realized I was on the race course. Ugh. The first side street I came to I tried to turn off. That one was blocked off by cones. Lovely. I finally was able to turn off at the next side street. I felt like a heel. Seriously. I completely apologize to everyone running. I do not apologize to the organizers, because COME ON! Why was the main road leading to the runner's course not blocked? Why was there no volunteer standing there? How was I even able to get on the road in the first place? Why did you not have a sign at the other end of the road warning about the half marathon going on?
Anyway...I went into Mt. Wolf to run instead. I parked the car at the elementary school there and headed out. And realized this may have been a mistake. My stomach started hurting quickly into the run. Apparently that hour didn't really do anything. But, explain this to me, I ran fast. I stopped for my half mile 1 minute walk at 5:51. Uhhh...what??? And the stomach hurt. But, I kept going hoping it would stop hurting. Yea...no. Still hurt. I got to a mile and again what? 11:54. I can count on one hand the number of times I run a mile under 12 minutes. Insane. And this is when I realized I needed to call it a day. I felt like I was going to get sick on the sidewalk. I walked back to my car kinda feeling bad about the whole thing.
So bad that I decided to try a couple things at home. I broke out the stationary bike and rode for 60 minutes. And I felt fine. Then I tried one of the workouts I've downloaded to my Kindle. I tried the Daily Cardio workout. I set it for 10 minutes (which is the max time on it) and tried it. I made it through 8 of the 10 workouts before dying. LOL! Each exercise is 1 minute each and I definitely broke a sweat. I think this will be a fun little workout to add into the mix and it's something I can work up to since I died after 8 exercises.
So, Saturday's normal long run kinda sucked, but I at least tried to make up for it.