I went running today. I skipped yesterday AGAIN to hang out with Nick. This long distance thing is tough because I find it hard to tear myself away to train. He's not a big runner, I find.
Anyway, the run today. I wanted to push myself to 2.5 miles, of hills, so I could "rest" (while still training some) before my run this weekend. The past couple of weeks, I've been able to push myself a half mile extra, so I figure it I can run a solid 2.5 miles of hills...I should be able to run 3.1 on race day. Well, today wasn't good. When I wasn't dealing with the hills, I was dealing with Oklahoma wind...never to be messed with. It was just tough run. Some are better than others, as you probably know. Before I hit the 2 mile mark, I started feeling a little nauseated. Nothing too terrible, so I pushed through it. At this point, I wasn't even able to lip sync along to my music, which isn't good. I turn the corner to head up the hill. Now, the wind is at my side, but hard to compensate for nonetheless. This hill is a bitch, btw. I wanted to make it another half mile, so I kept running. "Just keep running, just keep running..." I say, "Once I get up this hill, I can walk," but then fool myself and push it a little farther to actually make it to the 2.5ish mark. I'm getting really nauseated at this point. I've never gotten sick from working out before, so I pushed. If I had stopped just 1/16 of a mile earlier, this probably would have turned out differently. Then, I got that "awesome" metallic taste associated with almost vomit. But I made it to the 2.5 mile! And then I threw up...anyway, I'll spare the rest of the details, except that then, I had to walk a half mile home...without water, a paper towel or a tooth brush!
I'm not really sure why it happened. I wasn't coughing. I hadn't eaten too much or too little. I had a heavy Mexican dinner the night before, but it was 18 hours previous. I'd had cereal for breakfast that morning. It was around 1:30 p.m., but I usually go that long without eating before a workout because that's just how my schedule is. I had some water that morning, but not too much. Coffee at 9:45 that morning. The weather was great, besides the wind.
Basically, I'm now really concerned about trying to run 3.1 miles if I throw up at 2.5! It's less than a week away! Eek!
2 years ago