Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Long long run.

I should have known when I turned the alarm off and rolled over that I wasn't ready to run today.

Just about the time I would normally finish my long run, I was getting ready to go.

Looking for a change, I decided to head down to the Gold Coast for my 35K.

The first 6 or 7K were strong although I was starting to overheat and felt the nausea coming on. It was quite hot and I was struggling to get enough fluid in. After a short drink stop, I backed off the pace and made it to the 17 and 1/2 K turn without too much trouble. At 20K I decided to walk up Burleigh Heads as I was pretty much done. A strange voice came through my IPod and then Lamb Chop launched into "the song that never ends" .... I believe Tesso is to thank for that one!


The problem is, 15K to go and being "done" with no short cuts makes for a long day. Four hours before I arrived back at my car. I ran the last 2K at 4:30 and 4:45 just to see what was left .... not much. Sunburnt and dehydrated I suffered the next day and my legs were still heavy on my Monday Tempo run.

9 Comments:

Blogger IHateToast said...

Aw, but who doesn't wuv the widdle wamb on a wong wun?

10:20 pm  
Blogger Tesso said...

This is a song that doesn't end
Yes it goes on and on my friend
Some people started singing it not knowing what it was
And they'll continuing singing it forever just because
This is a song that doesn't end
Yes it goes on and on my friend
Some people started singing it not knowing what it was
And they'll continuing singing it forever just because
This is a song that doesn't end
Yes it goes on and on my friend
Some people started singing it not knowing what it was
And they'll continuing singing it forever just because
This is a song that doesn't end
Yes it goes on and on my friend
Some people started singing it not knowing what it was
And they'll continuing singing it forever just because
This is a song that doesn't end ....

:-)

8:10 am  
Blogger Robert Song said...

Where's Shari when you need her?

9:41 am  
Blogger Clairie said...

Not that song!!!! now I'll be singing it all day!

Heh Toastie I am running Saturday after all. What are you doing? Running long or short, what time, where???

Send me email and tell me.

See you then.

9:44 am  
Blogger Ginger Breadman said...

I hate waking up past my long run wake-up time. I'll sleep late any other day, but I hate sleeping in that day! I hope you're recovering okay from the run.

That song drives me crazy - my kids sing some other version - I don't want to know the lyrics.

4:44 pm  
Blogger D said...

Hope you are recovered from the run. Getting out of bed so early on a Saturday (or Sunday) morning for a long run sucks...but getting out of bed LATE on a Saturday (or Sunday) morning for a long run BITES.

3:53 am  
Blogger robtherunner said...

Sounds like a brutal one. I've had a few of those.

2:00 pm  
Blogger Ewen said...

I'd say that's a good thing about 'out and backs'. There's no short-cut back.

Why did Tesso stop singing?!

2:04 pm  
Blogger E-Speed said...

putting that song on one's ipod is just wrong!

11:37 pm  

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