Learning Run

Well today was a learning run.

I woke up not feeling the best but decided to go for the run anyways. By the time I arrived I was feeling OK and felt good to go. We took off at our normal pace and made our way to the trail head. Everything was going good until about 3/4 mile in and then it was like I got hit in the head by a heavy weight boxer. The world got blurry and I started to get dizzy, the only time I had felt this was about 3 weeks ago at the end of my 50k. I slowed down and got some calories and liquid in me. Luckily the group I run with wait at each intersection so I was able to catch up and then the spirit of the trail really came in almost in sync they all asked if I was doing OK. I said I was just sucking and feeling a little dizzy. So, what did these awesome people do slowed down and hung back with me so I could continue. I wish I could say it all ended up OK and I was able to push through it but no I ended up having to cut my day short. I was targeting at least 20 miles today but only got 5. Now about 3 months ago I would be totally depressed but I am not I did not “lose”, I learned. Now to finish a hot cup of tea and do some research on what might have caused this. Remember the purpose of running is to have fun and race your race.

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  1. After doing some research and thinking, I have found what I think was the issue. The night prior I had not ate a solid meal, but just a bunch of junk. The morning of I normally have a fat coffee and some fruit, but I decided I was late and didn’t have time. I believe the combination of the above caused me to bonk on the run. So lesson learned, be a creature of habit.

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  2. Yes, Son, it would suck to not see you with a smile on your face and not enjoying yourself on your runs. There are times, but when you run ONLY for the win you lose. I KNOW you’ll continue to learn and you’ll continue to better yourself thru training the body and the mind (NOT so much psyche, but through learning, knowledge and practice).
    KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON!

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