So on Sunday I finished my 1st full week of base training for my Ultra, while having the other eye on IronMan.
I had an internal goal of running my 1st 50 mile week. Plus some bike, swimming, and strength/core sessions.
But after some calculations and some time constraints during the week. I made it to 48 miles of running for the training week. Probably the longest I've ever run in a week in my entire life but reaching that 50 would have been a pretty cool breakthrough goal for me to accomplish.
Maybe I should have run around the block a couple of times and make up that 2 miles. But it's in the past, so I have to say to myself: "LIVE WITH IT", there is always next week, and then the next, and so on, and so forth.
Hmmm, 48 miles, I actually did 30.55 of those miles over the weekend. 11.55 miles on Saturday in Zone 2. 19 miles on the trails on Sunday. I met up with my TRI-club members on Sunday. I knew I had try to stay in zone 2, so I mostly ran solo except for the 2 miles or so with my unofficial pacer Keri. It was kinda hard staying in zone 2 during the whole 19 miles, my heart-rate kept jumping from zones 3 & 4, but I actually felt pretty good except for that last mile.
Alot of people on the trail that day. One guy wearing his Boston marathon winter running gear running with one arm in a sling. And I thought I was crazy. Then there was the lady with the "rat" dog, you know one of those dogs you could fit in a backpack, passing me up on the trails. So depressing, but I had to keep focused on what I had to do. Trying to make each training session with a goal in mind. "Train with a purpose," so they say anyway.
So after the run I did feel pretty good, drove home, changed, and went to my mother-in-laws house for lunch. Low and behold, she had carnitas (fried or is it roasted pork). So I could not pass it up, eventhough I knew it wasn't the best thing to eat after just running 19 miles. Let say I had a plate full. After that I think I crashed big time. I became pretty DAM tired and my stomach was not feeling the LOVE of what I just ate.
So the moral of the story, don't try this at home: Carnitas after a long run. Always a bad combination.
I have to work on my nutrition, you think?
Then again, maybe White Castle Slidders will work better for me next time.