I went on a run along Merri Creek – I was hoping to go out 40 minutes and back 40 minutes. Merri Creek is quite undulating.
I went out 40 minutes, then turned around and came back and lasted another 10-15, then thought “nup”. I was hot, out of breath, my stomach twisted in knots.
- If the day is forecast warm, go out early (by the time I pissfarted around I did not get out till 10:45.
- My longer runs and my hillier runs should not coincide until I get a bit fitter.
- I can’t wait to get a bit fitter – bring on the PT sessions!
- Protein/fruit/milk shake is probably not the best before a long run – need to stick with carbs.
I also need to learn a way not to “give up” and walk when it gets uncomfortable – anyone out there got some tips for that?
I was wrecked after the run, and just woke up from a snooze. Will try an early morning run maybe Wednesday, along flatter terrain.