Sunday, 21 August 2011

Doing a Paula!!!

The plan was to run 9-10 miles in the early morning and then meet some running club buddies for 8.25am for another 10 miles and then run home to get about 22 miles in for the day....that was the plan!

I awoke early got my kit on with the addition of my heart rate monitor had some toast, coffee and a large glass of grapefruit juice then left the house at 6.45 am soon pacing out with the plan that my heart rate was to remain at 130-140 bpm. Wow I was feeling great, the miles were soon behind me and the heart rate had settled out at 137 bpm the pace was perfect to meet the guys on time. With one mile to go disaster struck when I got a terrible stomach cramp which I had to stop to control , I carried on but the pain was getting too much and so was left to shuffle run the last few hundred metres.

On turning the corner of the meeting point I was surprised to find a big turn out and then sheepishly hobbled past them all to be very ill in the toilets such that I felt a little feint after returning to the others! I have a feeling that it may have been the sudden stop in running so thanked the others for waiting and made my excuses to get home at a very reduced pace.

I am miffed that I had to drop my long run this morning especially as it was going so well until the stomach upset so if all things go well today I will try and pop out for a slow 10 miles...we'll see.

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