Ed H. ran: Things I learned duri...

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  • 15 miles
  • 02:56 time
  • 11:25 pace
  • 2102 calories
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  • 1407 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 3/5 Effort.
    effort 3/5
blah 15 miler - bonk 15.4 mi 02:56 11:25 pace

Things I learned during this run:
* I LOVE my new Nike DriFit running socks. They made the arch support in the shoes feel like it wasn't there.
* If there was ever a question of what it feels like to bonk, it has been answered for me. I felt great until mile 11, when I started having GI issues. At mile 12, I started feeling dizzy, so I walked to mile 13, where I tried to do two 5-minute running intervals, after that I knew I was done, and I had to walk it in the rest of the way.
* No matter how much you hydrate the night before (and I did a lot), running in the heat is tough.
* I will never use Clif Shots gels. They were ok at the start, but at mile 11, I started having stomach issues.
* I need to figure out a better nutrition plan.
* I need to get my lazy butt up earlier in the morning in order to avoid this heat. starting a long run at 7:30 isn't going to cut it.

  • Juli C.
    Juli C.

    Our SF marathon will be a good one for you to work a lot of this stuff out. I had no problems on my 18-21 milers before San Antonio and had problems on that one that I have never experienced before. I absolutely hate hydrating, but I've got to start hydrating well now for my 15 miler on Saturday. If you can get your hands on Hammer gels, they are a little thicker, the taste is better and I've never had stomach issues with them.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Ed H.
    Ed H.

    We train to work these things out. I'm not too worried about this, considering I did about the same distance last week and felt great. It was just one of those days where things just didn't workout. Last week was just a bad week training-wise. This week is a back track week, so I'll be fine. In the past when I've had a week like this, I've usually followed it up with a great run.
    I don't like the thicker gels. I have a hard enough time getting the Gu down.

    over 2 years ago Like