Alcohol & running
I have this weekend just gone through a very large learning curve and would like to share it so that no-one else goes through it.
What I did was far from being big and definitely not clever, after having an all day session on the beer Saturday with a triple bill of 6 nations going on, I thought nothing of running a half marathon the next day.
I am a fit guy of 36 yrs and have had to push myself hard before in the past 19 years in the army, but nothing has compared to Sunday just gone.
My last meal was Sat lunchtime and all I had to eat prior to the Fleet half marathon was two egg muffins from Macdonalds on route, I drank water also on route, luckily for me it was a 11.30 start.
Too cut along story short, I suffered every step of 13.1 miles and I think I was very lucky due to my fitness to complete this and not end up in the medical tent, but doubt did set in to if I was capable of completing the course.
I am not after sympathy I know I was a complete fool to do what I did and put myself at risk health wise, I would just like to say to anyone who contemplates running a distance after a session to think again.
Itâ€™s now Tue and I still have not got it in me to do any training again as I totally drained my body reserve.
P.S came in at 2hrs 4mins, a good 20 / 25 mins later than i would have liked..
Thats not bad going. I completed the liverpool half marathon on Sunday in 2 hours 4 mins!! And that's without going out on the piss!!
Fox, I had to walk most of the last 2 miles i had nothing in me, i also had a bet whilst out on the beer sat, that i couldnt come in under 2hrs, so as i lost the bet i had to double his Â£10 he was putting towards my fund raising..
I used to train night after a piss up to theres nothing quite as surreal running whise to be half way up a hill in the middle of nowhere and suddenly smell Stellar Artois on the wind! then smell you shirt to realise you are sweating beer!
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