Monday, September 22, 2008

Your Crazy When.......

You know you are crazy when you sign up for an event that requires most all of your long runs to be over 20 miles each week. To make it even more twisted you have a week where your long run is 26 miles and then another week where your long run is 31 miles. Who in their right mind would call a 31 mile run a training run?? All for the love of running in an Ultra Distance event.

So this past weekend I completed my 26 mile run with success. I managed to take in a Gel every 30 minutes. My liquids where pretty much right on target. Add in a pack of peanut butter crackers, a luna bar and some energy chews and that would be my calorie intake. Forgot the potatoes at home although I know these work from past race events. Still need more calories but it is better than in past weeks.

The only concern on this run was experiencing some strong nausea as soon as I stopped at the end. It was awful. Probably the worst that I have had in some time.

So on to another week. Let’s see I think I only have 50 miles this week. When will this twisted training end…… 40 more days!!!!!

Robin

22 comments:

Marcy said...

Yeah you are definitely one crazy person :P That's why we *heart* you ;-)

Wes said...

Yea, crazy :-) Sounds like the nutrition thing is shaking out. That's awesome!!!

Runner Mom said...

Did you have any Papaya Enzymes with you? Proud of you!!

Child #1 came in 3rd place in the XC meet on Saturday with a PR of 19.19!!! I was so proud of him!! Talk to you later--time to run. (imagine that!!)

Love ya,
Susan

*aron* said...

you are so awesome... i am in awe of you :) i cant wait to read the race report and see how it all pays off!! is this your first ultra or have you done them before?? glad the nutrition thing is getting all worked out!

Journey to a Centum said...

How many S-Caps are you taking on your runs? One of our woman trail runners was taking one per hour like many of us guys do and that ended up making her sick. You may want to decrease your intake or go to a milder product like saltstick.

Looks like training is going well for you. Just need to figure out the nausea issue and in 40 days you will be seeking the finish line, one aid station at a time!

D10 said...

Yes you are crazy, but I love reading about your adventures! Glad you are starting to nail down the fuel intake.

BeachRunner said...

Ca-rayyy-zee awesome!

Stephanie said...

I remember when you started out this madness - now look where you are - super duper, girl.

Kevin said...

Crazy like a fox! But thats why we read your blog. You are doing great

Chad said...

Crazy is a tad harsh. How about 'eccentric'?

Nick said...

Okay, forget the mileage, what impressed me the most is that you were able to take 1 gel every 30 minutes.
Alright, the mileage impresses me too, but you are so much tougher than I am.

ShirleyPerly said...

Yes, you're crazier than I am :-)

But, man, I think I'd be nauseous too if I took a gel in every 30 minutes. Maybe potatoes will help calm the tummy down and help provide more carbs. Hope so!!

The Happy Runner said...

That's wild. I'm glad all the fuel worked out for you! Sorry about the nausea afterward. Maybe you need to walk for longer or jog a bit at the end?

Sherry said...

Holy cow! A 26-mile training run! Wowza! And here I am gloating proudly about my first ever 10 miler! LOL!!! How do you carry enough H20 on you for a run this long? Do you strategically stash it along your route? I'm just so in awe right now... :o)

Your last comment on my blog made me laugh! Basically I picked up Pixie one day, packed for vacation the next, and then took off for nearly 2 weeks! It's good to be back!

Looking forward to reading more about UD training. Wow... my head is still spinning over the length of your 'training run'. :o)

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Yeah crazy, but simply amazing! you ROCK!

jen said...

Wow, great job!! Glad you found foods that mostly work for you, but sorry about that post-run nausea. Good luck on your next one!

SLB said...

Gotta love those longs runs that take above and beyond, I have those to look forward to soon, but I agree since when is a 35 miler a training run!

I guess next year we'll be saying the same about a 65 miler...fingers crossed!

Run 50 Miles said...

Robin - I think I remember you from last year. I came up right behind you and almost dropped with you at 33. I moved on through the loop and was pulled after that.

I am also coming back to MMTR with a vengeance

--- thanks for the wonderful comments regarding my SS 100-miler.

Cheers!

Christian
run100miles.com

mrjwhit~ said...

"35 miles" and "training run" shouldn't go together in a sentence. Isn't that a syntax error or something? Wow, you're doing great. Thanks for pushing us 5 milers to higher goals.

Nice blog by the way.

Lily on the Road said...

Good going, it does take awhile to get the nutrition figured out...good for you.

Love the long runs and am looking forward to an Ultra in 2009!

Marathoner in Training said...

It looks like you are getting the nutrition thing working out. Great job on the training run. I have a couple of those long training runs comming up shortly with three ultras in the next 100 days.

J~Mom said...

Those are crazy training runs!! Great job with your food! I was told salt for nausea I had like that but I have no clue.