A 2.15 Mile Lesson

5 Jan

POP QUIZ:

What should a runner not eat for lunch, just a few short hours before a planned intense speed session?

Give up?

How about a salad that included lettuce, tomato, carrots, celery, green pepper, green onions, goat cheese, and…

BLACK BEANS

Yeah, about that. It was delicious. It satisfied me for a few hours.

It did not sit well when I cranked the treadmill up to 7.0 MPH and started working on my speed session.

I tried to ignore it. I did my best for 5 minutes, and cranked again to 7.2 MPH (more on this workout at another time – perhaps after I actually tackle it, since I haven’t done it since last winter).

The pain in my stomach was excruciating. So I stopped the treadmill – 15 minutes, 1.69 miles. And I did what any self respecting runner just getting back into marathon training would do.

I cleaned my treadmill off and walked back to the locker room (bathroom).

Without getting into detail – not much happened, well at least not what I wanted to happen. But I thought my stomach was better.

So I walked back out, got back on the treadmill, and started running again. I made it another 0.46 before the pain stopped me again.

I threw in the towel. I wasn’t about to embarrass myself and I honestly couldn’t tell what was going to happen next. At one point I thought I may vomit…at another point, well…that would just be TMI now wouldn’t it?

The moral of this story is two-fold.

  1. I need to plan my pre-meals better. PBJ on whole wheat with a banana, some crackers, or carrots, or something to the extent would’ve been much better than a four pound salad.
  2. I am running long on Saturday this week, and you guys know how I always talk about my eating habits two-days before races and long runs. Nice job on the pre-planning Samantha, nice job.

Well, I got a couple miles in, and I learned a very valuable lesson about advanced planning. No harm, no foul.

Tomorrow’s another day! And it’s Friday!

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11 Responses to “A 2.15 Mile Lesson”

  1. Heather (Where's the Beach) January 5, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    Ugh, hate it when stuff like that happens. It’s worse if you’re running outside. Thank goodness for running trails with bathrooms 😉

    • runcupcake January 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

      HAHA I don’t have any of those that I’ve discovered yet. Luckily many of my long runs consist of loops from home – just in case!

  2. jobo January 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    Oh my God, CRACKING UP at this one…because I was having similar, uh, digestive issues in barre n9ne tonight after lentil soup overload the last two days hehe 😉 Even WORSE when running!! Glad you threw in the towel, instead of something else (LOL) and went home!

    • runcupcake January 6, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

      Lentil soup overload?! Holy LMAO That was a valuable lesson, I will plan much better from now on!

  3. bearrunner January 6, 2012 at 7:19 am #

    Those black beans will get you every time!

    • runcupcake January 6, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

      Right? I really don’t know what I was thinking.

  4. JessSutera January 6, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    NOTHING worse than that feeling the second you step on the treadmill or head out for a run. UGH!! I’ve been thankful that it hasn’t happened to me TOO badly before, just enough to be a good warning signal 😉

    • runcupcake January 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

      This was a good warning sign! No more beans before runs LOL

  5. Heather@Just a Colorado Gal January 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    Ooph, but at least you were at the gym! That makes that….uh…situation a little easier to deal with!

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