This week was ok, but I missed Friday's run. Reason being that I went out on Thursday night and had a few cocktails that completely screwed up my system. I was really annoyed with myself, as I really felt off on Friday. I felt like I had poisoned my system, and the effect was still the same today. The long run was long and hard! Well, no more cocktails - it's just too much hassle.
I tried out the new super compression tights today, and boy are they tight! They do hold the muscles in, as well as the knees, which started feeling a bit wobbly around mile 12. I actually ran for a mile and then had to go home and change as I was wearing an under armour base layer, and I was baking after 5 minutes. The thought of running 14 miles in this condition was too much to bear, so I ran home and changed.
I also decided to have lunch and go out a bit later. Long story short, it took more than 9 miles before I started feeling comfortable. I felt full and it was tough pounding out those miles. Still, one day I will nail this nutrition business. I have no idea why I did not have a banana or a power bar, but chose the remainder of my pizza from dinner. Still, I am chalking it all up to experience. Hopefully I will make fewer of these mistakes in the future.
At the end of my run, I could 'feel' my legs, and walked for 20 minutes on the treadmill when I got home, then stretched and had a glorious shower. I am pleased with my run, but think it could have been a lot better. I need to be a bit more organized and thoughtful about what I need to do, rather than just doing it.