Sunday capped off a great training week for me. I felt strong on all my workouts and was happy on the nutrition front. The only thing that is lagged behind is sleep. I used to love sleep. I joked that if there was a cult where sleep was involved, I’d join it. Now…I am beginning to dread it. I wake up at all hrs, I fall asleep just wishing it was morning etc. I don’t feel tired necessarily just irritated. (more than usual)….
Yesterday was our first really cold run: -12 with the windchill (~14F). The sun made an appearance so it wasn’t bad. I am still in the slowwwwwww pace for my long runs and end up running solo as no one else is running my pace. I thus have lot o’ time to think/dream about various things. Sunday was no exception:
- -why are my hands so cold?
- -why the hell are there people out on their bikes? It is freezing!
- do ducks ever get cold?
- -Why don’t some people acknowledge the ‘runner’s wave’?
- -you know who I feel sorry for? The 4hr marathon pace bunny….you spend the whole race pacing people to 4hrs and they all ditch you at the end to get in under 4 hrs.
….and so on. The voices in my head make great company. Because I am out for so long, I am having to re-think my fuel a bit more as well. Sunday’s 13km run involved my latest brekfast obsession- Nature’s Past GF Cereal:
and Vega’s line including the PreWorkout energizer, electrolyte replacer and gels. In my previous unhealthy life, dead soldiers meant the empty beer bottles found post party…now it looks like this:
Yes…2 full gels in a 13km run. At the pace I run, I could have an entire meal and still be fine. If someone brought me a coffee during my run, I could drink it.
Do you get enough sleep? If you’ve struggle with it, how did you ‘overcome’ it?