Saturday, September 25, 2010

Trounced by Travel

Returned to Raleigh around midnight last night from a brutal weeklong business trip to San Jose.  Completely lost touch with both the real world and the blog world, and find myself in a haze of sleep-deprivation, jet-lag, and highly suspect nutrition.  Definitely not the highlight week of my marathon training thus far:

Sleep:  Averaged maybe 4 hours a night.  Poorly done

Nutrition:  The nutritional highlight of one day was lunch at Taco Bell.  When meximelts become your high-water mark, you’ve gone way off the tracks

Number of trips to the gym:  I’m thinking of a number between zero and zero

Number of Hard CORE Club workouts:  Any number, times zero, equals ….

Running:  Managed to complete 3 of the 4 runs on my training plan, although one of the three runs was not on the correct day.  Not a complete bust, but not great.

Approximation of how I felt by the time the plane touched down last night:

Nobody’s fault but mine.

At least I only have to do 21 miles tomorrow morning.  My longest training run.  Ever.

Get him a body bag.

11 comments:

  1. Um, maybe it won't be as bad as you think and you'll surprise yourself? I hope so!

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  2. m-m-m- Taco Bell! that says it all- have a good long run, maybe the grease from the meximelts will sustain you

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  3. Oh Man, traveling just kills my training. It simply sucks... Inbox fills up, eat like crap, no time to workout.

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  4. So you had kind of a taper. You carbo-loaded. You are going to rock your 21 miles. There!

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  5. Aren't you the same guy who kicked ass after participating in a Saturday binge of Guinness, Red Hook, Boddingtons, Newcastle, Vodka, Margaritas, Long Island Ice Teas, takeout pizza, multiple varieties of bean dips, Jalapeno&Cheddar burgers, French fries, chicken wings, Snickers ice cream cake, and entirely too little sleep?

    Yeah. Thought so.

    You'll be fine!

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  6. You should eat one of those prized meximelts during your run. Just to test the waters. Good luck.

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  7. Pam - very good point. I'll just consider this another test of the unorthodox fueling approach. Maybe I need to start a bender right now to get the full effect.

    SU&R - has your buddy Dean done Taco Bell mid-run? Pizza is one thing, but bringing the Bell along steps it up to a whole new realm of potential GI fun. I feel sorry for the Port-A-Potties.

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  8. Hope you'll be able to get caught up on sleep and nutrition now that you're home. Hope you were able to find a route for your 21 miler that either: a) had lots of port-o-potties, or b) lots of woods for cover, with leaves that weren't poison oak or ivy!

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  9. Hope you proved all the fueling and resting theories wrong and rocked your 21 miler :)

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  10. Aw, I'm sorry things didn't work out quite like you'd hoped but I'm glad you're back home safe and sound. And I'm pretty sure everything at Taco Bell constitutes carbo-loading so I think you're ready!

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  11. Hope you had a great long run today!! Rest up and enjoy being back home. Have a great week!

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