Monday, August 2, 2010

Post BBQ Unhappiness

When will I ever learn that the old me is not able to run! I went to my sister-in-law's last night to drop in with my family. Well it turned into a drink and food fest. And I was cool, I had some fun, I drank only one 500 ml can of Austrian beer and ate only a few spoonfuls of the fatty summer salads but the worst was I drank only a little water. I felt awkward asking for more water. They were giving out these small bottles of imported Italian water. As soon as he handed me a bottle I wanted to say, "Hey buddy, I drink a 4-Liter torpedo bottle every hour in the summer! I'm going to bankrupt you." Was polite and drank little. Then when we got home I tried to drown myself under the tap for a few minutes and then when I woke up at night for nature's call, but I definitely felt dehydrated in the run. But the second thing was the lack of energy when running and the mental intervention to "run faster".

Today's run looked like this:

4.8k in 35:27

1k Split6:46Friday's6:32
2k Split6:596:58
3k Split7:247:28
4k Split7:437:36
5k Split (projected from 4.8k)8:127:56

You can see that I really lost it after 4k (even though each k was a little slower). Got to go to these BBQs on Saturday rather than Sunday!

5 comments:

Adam said...

I never know what to think when people serve those little water bottles. I'm with you - I go through the stuff like I'm packing it away for winter so I'm never quite sure how much to drink.

Chris K said...

You Canadians are so lucky, you get to drink tap water. I bet you get free healthcare too :-)

Rae said...

Hi Andrew! I just searched around for 10K training programs and then decided which one would work best for me. If you find my first 10K Training post, I think I linked to two programs I found. I do keep track of my runs. I don't really have time goals when I run. I just want to be able to run 10K without stopping. However, when I run my first 10K race, I'd love to do it in under an hour.
~Rae

Johann said...

Luckily we can drink tap water here in SA as well. I go through many liters per day.
Don't think I'm related to Cardinal Richelieu, but I'm going to look into it:)

Andrew Opala said...

Chris, if you look at the Phoenix site, they have a (looks like) four-armed insect drinking the water (http://phoenix.gov/WATER/drink.html). They get their water from the Colorado river. Then this site http://www.watereducation.org/watersources/region.asp?rid=10 says you get it from the Colorado river too. Maybe you should talk to Adam about what they put back into the water after they drink it.