For some reason last week was a lil’ rough in the running department due to lack of motivation.
On Tuesday night I could not bring myself to go on my run until it was already dark outside. When I finally got around to putting on my running clothes, I wandered down to my gross apartment gym (instead of my fancy gym I to drive to). The one working treadmill was taken so I felt like it was a sign to skip my run.
Since I was going out of town on the weekend, I knew I had to do my long run during the week or it wouldn’t happen.
I usually run at night because I am not the biggest morning person (HA) but the fall sunset time has already started. Now it is getting dark around 6:45pm = no trails. Also, it was hurricane-ing outside.
So that meant: the treadmill.
9 long, miserable miles on the treadmill.
They were pretty darn ugly and slow, but I got through it. Though I kind of felt silly downing my fuel right from the cup holder on the treadmill. I alternated listening to music and reading my Nook every other mile (and finished the last book in The Maze Runner trilogy!)
My evening with the treadmill got worse when I went home and was super nauseous and cold. I got wise and googled “nausea after a long run” while laying on the bathroom floor and found out from HERE that it means you are dehydrated and your electrolytes need to be replenished with fuel or a sports drink. I guess the jelly sports beans either weren’t enough or I should try sports drinks instead. Luckily, I had some Cucumber Mint Nuun in the cabinet and slowly sipped a glass of it. All in all it took almost an hour and a half after the run to feel better.
Damn the treadmill.
Week #7 Recap
Monday: yoga, 8 – minute abs
Wednesday: 3 mile run
Thursday: 9 mile run
Do you ever lose motivation to run during a training cycle?
What is your favorite form of fuel? GUs and gummies or sports drinks?
Have you felt sick after a run before?