Long Run Planned + (pre-run coffee>pre run hydration) = An Aborted Long Run
If you suck at math or my math problem isn't obvious enough, I will explain. I had intended for a long run of 12 miles to happen yesterday. I am coming off a low week, rested, and ready for the distance. However, I had 3-4 cups of joe in the couple hours before my run and not really any water, Nuun, or any hydrating fluids.
I was rolling along at a solid pace for the first 5.5-5.75 miles. During mile 6 at some point, my stomach started to hurt, pain-hurt. I wasn't sure what it came from as I never have stomach issues during my running. My best guess is that the over coffee'd state I was in, hurt me. I suffered up through 8 miles and I was done.
Oh coffee, I adore you and speak well of you, why F me over and steal 25% of my long run? From now on, I will adjust the coffee intake for a more balanced approach and up the Nuun products pre run/race. With today off because of the blizzard, tomorrow I will look to squeeze in 2 runs of 4-5 miles each to get in 24-25 miles for the week.