Yesterday I met up with some friends to run some speed work...As I was getting ready I realized that I hadn't drank nearly enough water during the day. I briefly wondered how that would affect my run, but figured I'd just bring my large water bottle and it would all work out.
yeah....not so much.
We did a mile warm up and then decided to run a 3 mile Tempo at a 7:30 pace.
My friend Amy was feeling VERY chipper and was skipping around singing (I'm not making this up) while I was huffing.
I wasn't even half way through the Tempo and I felt sick with lead legs. I admit I wussed out and walked.
It's always hard for me to tell the difference between a needed wussing out and one that just means you wussed out on a run I COULD have done if I had just kept running.
I should really just drink more water during the day and then I wouldn't give myself an easy excuse. The thing is I felt great when we started the run. blegh.
Afterward I attended a Clinic that Club Oly Running arranged going over the importance of "Rest and Recovery". At first I thought I'd just skip it since I wasn't really planning on changing what I was doing but I didn't leave after the Tempo soon enough and ended up staying. It was very informative:) But yeah, I probably won't change what I'm doing.
You can read the cliff notes version over at Run Mom Run because not only am I a wuss but also lazy.