I think that 9miles might be my limit. I'm never going to get to 10miles, let alone a half marathon.
I'll explain in a minute. Let me catch ya'll up on my weekend. My dad and aunt came to visit. We had a 4.5mile walk together on Sunday. And on Monday my dad and I swam and goofed off at the gym. No biggie, not a great way to start my week of running 22miles like my running buddy's 7miles on Monday.
Well, to make up, I ran last night. I ran for 1:31:01 which, according to running buddy is about 9miles or 8.13 according to the treadmill. AHR 167 MHR 186. Now I took a few walk breaks and took a sip or two of water. I didn't feel horrible, and even considered hanging on a few more minutes and finally breaking the 10mile barrier. But I didn't I went to the gym thinking I'd do 1:30 of running broken up into easier to manage in my head 30minute increments. After the run I did my circuit abs that I'm trying out for the sexy six pack challenge. Upon arriving home I began to think that I didn't feel very well and got myself a tall glass of water and requested that hubby bring home some Gatorade. To recap what I'd eaten for the day: Breakfast: warmed up donut that was still hanging around the house from Sunday morning and a carnation instant breakfast shake with chocolate milk. Lunch: pepperjack's steak Philly and fries, regular soda. About an hour after getting home I vomited (I know TMI) but it continued throughout the night until I fell asleep about midnight. Needless to say, I'm a big whimp about vomiting so I bailed on my morning run this morning. I've drank a Gatorade today and a few big cups of water. As well as healthier food, saltines for breakfast (still shakey), salad and steamed cauliflower for lunch and so far a few mini-cookies before dinner (which will be around 9:30 after hubby gets off work). Could I have been dehydrated last night? Just feeling icky cause I had a Philly for lunch? Sick? I'd been fighting a sore throat for a few days and felt phlegmy all day yesterday. Do I need to consume calories during the run? Should I have taken a shot block or gel to the gym? Any advice more experienced people?
Anyways, I doubt seriously that I'll make 22miles this week. I go back to work Friday Saturday, Sunday. And I only have about 9miles under my belt so far. Bummer. Why'd I have to puke? I'm such a weeney!