Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Puketastic

As part of this training cycle, I will be incorporating medium-long runs mid-week for the first time. This is something hubs has always done and I remember thinking he was nuts to be heading out for double-digits (in miles!) every Wednesday. Well, look at me now!

I'll be starting with 10-milers (16K) and building up to 13 (21K). At this point I can't begin to imagine running that distance on a Wednesday, but like anything, I will get there gradually.

Today I had my first 16K on deck and the heat wave continues so 5AM seemed like the best option once again. It was still dreadfully hot/humid when I set out, but more bearable than the evening would be.

I felt pretty good through the first half, but really felt it toward the end. I FAILED in the route-planning department and had an almost non-stop climb for the last 3K. I paused a few times, but felt sick and dizzy each time so I just kept on going (slowly!) to get it done.

I don't think I have ever felt as sick after a run as I did when I got back to the house. All I could do was lie down until it (mostly) passed so I could get ready for work. I felt nauseous in the car and had to run into the washroom when I got to the office. Apparently my stomach wanted to eliminate some excess liquid! (Ew.) I felt somewhat better after that, but still light headed and woozy in general. Finally, 4 hours post-run, I am starting to feel better.

I drank plenty of water during and after the run, but I neglected to take Nuun or Salt Stick for electrolytes. Lesson learned!

16.0K (~10mi) in 1:34:49. I'm glad that's done! Now I'm ready for a nap.

35 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Yikes!! Good for you getting out there to beat the heat lady!! Hope you continue feeling better throughout the day!! scary stuff!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Oh!!! I WAS FIRST!! heehee

Sarah said...

Electrolites next time young lady!

Glad that one is out of the way!

gmontalvo13 said...

congrats on the 16k, sorry you felt bad. lessons learned as in every run, just listen to yourself and you'll be fine :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

WOW tough chick!! That is VERY VERY impressive.. I doubt I will EVER do long runs mid week, I just cant pull myself out of bed for a early run. HOPE you feel better buddy.

And yes the boys miss Molly :)

ShutUpandRun said...

Arghhh...feel better. That is the WORST.

EZEthan said...

I've just started using the medium long run myself and I gotta say that I love em (although they do take quite a bit of time)...

Aneta said...

ugh reading ur story really makes me not wanna go tonite. but i have to!
i will remember the electrolytes. dont leave home without them :)

Mark said...

Wow, that heat will sneak up and bite you!! Glad you are feeling better.

Jill said...

Long runs during the week ROCK. Thats when I did all of mine. enjoy.

ajh said...

Sorry you felt so crummy! That is no fun. I have not tried salt tablets and guess I should give them a try.

I like mid week long runs when I have the time to do them. It can be tricky with work.

Jamie said...

In this heat electrolytes are a must! Sorry you felt so bad and hopefully next Weds it is better for you.

I used to think mid-week mid/long runs were the worst. I have grown to love them when I'm in training.

Jill said...

Medium runs mid-week are great, you'll get there. Try taking some electrolytes pre and post run, that may help the qeezies.

J said...

I have been feeling drained and I only ran 3 miles. Hope you feel back to 100% soon. The heat is insane - I do not want to leave work!

misszippy said...

I'm a big believer in those medium distance runs mid-week.

Now--I thought I had won Big Daddy Tri Diesel's pukie award this week for dry heaving. I think you may have usurped me!

runnernic.com said...

saltcapsules are my go to for hot summer runs! that and gatorade! its crazy how you can feel your self depleting!

Denise said...

yikes! be careful out there in this heat!! it's so dangerous.

X-Country2 said...

Yikes! Although nothing gets the rumor mill curning like a lady puking at work. :o)

lish said...

I hope you feel better...double digits mid-week and up before 5am...you are amazing! Just amazing!

N.D. said...

yuck - feel better!

Jess said...

Nice job on the mid-week long run! Those who dare such mileage in the middle of the week are heroic to me!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Ah! So impressed that you toughed it out - 5 a.m. is really the *only* time that this heat is maangeable, but it sounds like Toronto is similar to DC - it really isn't That much cooler, even that early (especially with the humidity factor, ew).

The mid-week Long(ish) run sounds smart to me! I imagine it will make it seem like that distance is "normal" after a while - meaning 26.2 will "feel" that much shorter (ya know, comparatively..heh).

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Wow! You did that before work?!? What a great way to start your day oh minus the puking-almost passing out part. It's just your body getting used to the idea!

I think long runs mid week will be awesome for you!

Heidi said...

5AM run ... I don't know how you do it. But certainly the only way to beat the heat. At least out west we don't get that awful humidity that you guys get. I hear it's pretty horrible right now.

Julie said...

NICE! I think i'm going to add those mid week longer runs in now too. Honestly, I'm dreading it. :)

Lindsay said...

AWESOME JOB!!! Way to get a long run in the week.

Badgergirl said...

Nice job on the mid-week longish run! Hope you're feeling better!

Heather said...

Double digits before work? Impressive! Hope they don't always leave you feeling so crappy!

Her Name is Rio said...

Double digit runs mid week is NOT easy! Good for you for getting it done, but please take care of your body in this hot weather!

lindsay said...

nice marlene! you've grown by leaps and bounds in the past two years (of me stalking your blog) :)

sorry to hear your stomach didn't like it, but hopefully the electrolytes do the trick! i know how fun nausea is...

Lorian said...

Now see! This is what I am talking about! This totally happened to me a couple of weeks ago (but I was only running 4 miles)! I felt crappy for the rest of the day. I thought maybe I was getting sick, but nope, it was because I had run when it was waaayy to humid (for me) in the am!

Great job on finishing! I know I wouldn't have.

Lisa said...

Be careful. Sick and dizzy is your body's way of telling you to do something different.

You definately sweat more when it's hot outside...more electrolytes needed.

lilmeg said...

The heat is brutal! Kudos to you for 1) getting up that early and 2) finishing it! Props!!!

destination262 said...

Sorry to hear the run left you feeling uneasy. I bet it's due somewhat to the heat. But i think you are an allstar for sticking it out. If I would have read this post before my 10 miler this morning I may have chickened out. It's not quite that hot here yet. But how awesome to run 10 miles and then go to work. You are my hero!I had to take the day off to get mine in!! :)

RoadBunner said...

Whew. Scary. Glad you are okay!

I think mid-long runs midweek are awesome. The last few training cycles I do have you peaking at 10 or 12 miler 3x in a week with a 20 miler for a long run that week. It's been working so far for me :)