I also am so excited to run in cool weather at sea level……
Last week I got in just over 36 miles. Not quite 40 as I would have liked nor did I get in a good track or tempo workout, but it will have to do.
Yesterday Jeff and I did our long run in the late afternoon so that I can get used to running in warm weather. My legs felt really good and I had no trouble with breathing, but stomach issues came back with a vengeance.
I used to have tons a trouble with my stomach (at one time I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease but that doctor was an idiot and another doctor said I only had IBS) and running was always a crapshoot, literally. I would have to plan my runs so that there was a bathroom within a mile or was in a remote area so I could go anywhere. My stomach got better over time (it got used to the distance running) and I haven’t had a lot of issues in a few years.
Yesterday my stomach didn’t feel right from the start, but I powered through it and got all the way to mile 12, about a mile away from home, when I had to make a decision.
- Keep running and crap my pants.
- Stop and pull down my pants and go right next to the paved running trail, risk being seen by pedestrians.
- Clench and walk it 1 mile back home.