Happy Father's Day

on Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 7:03 PM

Happy Father's Day all!

It seems at the beginning of each summer training season, I always have this one really miserable long run where I didn't drink enough the day before and didn't drink enough during the run. Well today was that one run. I wanted to do 14 miles today and though I got through it, I ended up having to walk lots at the end. I still haven't gotten used to the warm weather yet and I was sweating buckets. I carried only one thing of bottled water when i probably should have brought a gatorade bottle or my fluid bottle. My HR was spiking all over the place and i was just too dehydrated at the end. I guess I just need these types of runs to force me to remember to keep hydrated. The run is here.

Lesson learned (again).


Marlene said...

hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! You should definitely try the City Chase some time. It's such a crazy experience!

I had similar troubles on my run this morning. Wasn't prepared for the heat and didn't drink nearly enough yesterday. Good job getting it done.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

I need to get better at hydration too, especially with the added cycling I'm doing, I often don't feel the heat.

yumke said...

Yep, know what you mean, in fact, I drank water throughout today in prep for tonight's run.

By the way, I think I saw ya on Sunday. It was about 10:45 or 11 and I was walking near the Simcoe Wavedeck with my girlfriend and I think I saw you with a mississauga t-shirt?

Reluctant Runner said...

At least you don't hae the problem where you drink too much the night before ... different kind of drinking, I guess.

I like your focus on hydration -- you've mentioned it in other posts. It's a good reminder.