I'm clearly not the best cyclist or runner, but when it comes to an endurance event I can hold my own. That is why I have been looking at ultra marathons and double century bike rides. I'm not the fastest but I like the pain and suffering. Yesterday's training run was the perfect example, my training calendar said I had to get in a six mile run. I could've waited until the evening to do so but having the afternoon off just after lunch seemed like the time to run.
With temperatures in the mid 80s and the humidity around 90 it would be the perfect training for an endurance event. Before lunch I dedicated myself to running after lunch, that meant I had to keep my blood sugar in my target training range and make sure I was hydrated. Sounds simple but three miles into my run I was already dehydrated but my blood sugar was right where I needed it to be. Knowing I was already a bit dehydrated I took a couple sips of water and kept pushing. That is the fun part of endurance training, your mind says no but you know that you are fine and keep moving.
My time for my six mile run was by no means something to be proud of but being able to run the whole time was. My blood sugar would fluctuate the rest of the day but that was expected after beating my body up. Today I'm scheduled for a five mile run and will have to do so once the kids are asleep. As always I will be closely watching my blood sugar and making sure I'm properly hydrated.