- Give blood a few days beforehand.
- Drink nothing but beer the night before (and a bit too much of that).
- Drink nothing but coffee that moring.
- Eat breakfast RIGHT before going out (thereby guaranteeing you’ll alternate between feeling like there is a bowling ball in your tummy and feeling like you might need to stop at one of the portapotties at the construction sites.)
- Dress too warmly (note to self: mid-calf capris and heavy long sleeve shirt are too much for 50 degrees and sunny.)
Ok, I actually would not recommend the above. I managed to run my 6 miles exactly on pace for my slow pace, but they did not feel like an easy paced run. Tomorrow morning I’ll be hanging out at my favorite running store and then hopefully I’ll get in another 6-8 miles in the afternoon.
Now I need to go take a nap…
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check, check, check and check!I heartily agree;-)
I agree! I had to work hard today to stay slow – it is sometimes harder than going fast!
Good on you for giving blood. I'll try to avoid doing all the above – doesn't sound like a recipe for a fun run.
I am not good about giving blood but my running partner T always does and it absolutely affects her running a lot! To say nothing about all the other stuff!
I drank one beer too many last night, and accompanied the beers with corn chips. About half way into my run this morning I decided that beer and corn chip are not appropriate sources of carbohydrates.
Thanks for the reminder on giving blood. I need to book that in to my schedule!Good for you for getting the run done!
Can you tell I'm trying to get caught up with all my fav peeps? LOL!I commend you for giving blood! After my next marathon, I'm doing it. I have a protein in my blood that is helpful for babies, so I always feel the need to go. But being in training all the time makes it hard!Feel better! Glad you got your run in 😉
Running after giving blood- oy!
Wow, you ran after giving blood!?! It took me a few days to feel normal after the one and only time I gave blood:) Nice job on the run. I would be taking a nap too:)
I'm just jealous of your weather! It was 19F and blustery here today!!
Perfect advice, brilliant really, I'll make sure to integrate this into my training plan.
I'm slow by nature so it's usually easy for me to stay at a slow pace. I've donated blood a few times but I have very low blood pressure and was unable to donate a few times as well. I always pass out afterwards with the low blood pressure.