Thoughts while running
Went for my longer run this morning and decided to go through a town, and turn around and run back. It was a bit hilly and after reading all the pizazz of ncrunner's hill post, I thought it would be good for me to do some hills. After I ran as far as I could until it became main roads with no sidewalks, I turned around, ran back and ended up on the path that I was planning to run on in the first place. In between the 2 though, I needed to stop for major water break. I always think while I am running, Hmm, it would have been smart to bring money to buy some nice cold water, but then I never learn and never bring it. I felt like I was in the desert after about 30 minutes, and when I got to my water/car after 40, I downed way too much. I carried a bottle for the rest, and drank that whole bottle within the next 20 minutes. So, about an hour in, water was bouncing around in my stomach, not feeling the greatest comfort for running. Too much water. I guess I let myself get too thirsty in the beginning - bad bad bad. What do you do for water? Carry it? Run routes with water fountains? Use one of those belts or crazy things on your back? How often do you drink? (water that is)
Sometimes when I'm running and I'm majorly thirsty, I start thinking of ways to get water. Stopping at someone's doorstep and begging? Finding a restroom and drinking it from the sink? Today I saw a gutter dripping water from yesterday's crazy rain storms, I was considering standing under it with my mouth open. I hung on though, I didn't steep that low, but I always have water fantasies when I'm super thirsty.
Also, when I'm really tired, and I'm on a shady route, with not too many people around, I start thinking, if someone jumped out and accosted me, I don't think I'd care. Haha, that's just great!
My run ended up being 10.14 miles, it was to the point where I had met my time goal (1:40) but not my mileage goal - 11 miles. I really just couldn't go a step further at this point. And I didn't really know how much I'd gone, because my nike+ is a liar(Is yours? I've calibrated it 27 times and it is never accurate), and I usually plug in my runs to gmap-pedometer to verify it. Nike+ was telling me when I was checking my stats that my current pace was 25 something and I was running nonetheless!!! Oh well. I just really suck at keeping my pace going when I'm outside running alone. Better luck next time, sucker!!