The Break Down:
Run: 38 miles - over 5 days
Cycling: 12 miles - over 2 days
Swimming: 1.2 miles - on 1 day
And I still have not narrowed down an exact plan that I should be following. My goals have been to swim at least one day, bike at least 2 days, and run at least 5 days. That means that my goals have been met.
My long run yesterday was COLD. We waited to start until 10am. TriGuy finally hooked me up with the DCTri MoCo Group and I was excited to meet more people. After a slight miss communication we finally got started. Did I mention that it was COLD? I wore 2 UA tights, and 3 cold gear tops, a UA hat and gloves.
Most of the group only wanted to run 6 miles, but TriGuy agreed to run an additional 7.1 miles with me. My goal for my long run was to run 13.1 miles at a 8:30 pace. The first 3 flew by. Getting to know new people is always fun, and TriGuy kept the pace.
Mile 1: 8:23
Mile 2: 8:11
Mile 3: 8:34
After we turned around, we suffered the slight incline on the way back. TriGuy kept up the pace as some of the Tri group dropped back. I struggled to stay with him:
Mile 4: 8:53
Mile 5: 8:52
Mile 6: 8:37
Mile 7: 8:45
Mile 8: 8:55
Mile 9: 9:12
Mile 10: 9:05
Mile 11: 8:44
In the end, I ran another mile with TriGuy and stopped again and begged him to keep going. He agreed. I caught my breath and ran a fast 1.5 miles in.
Mile 12: 8:23
Mile .89: 8:12
I have NO idea why I felt sick. My hunch is that since we ran later than I normally do, it was combination of empty stomach, the Gu, and not much liquids. I was happy I finished but I did not make the goal pace of 8:30 miles. There is always next time, right?
Any ideas of why I felt sick? How was your weekend run?