Yesterday I ran 13.56 miles in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 58 seconds. When I finished yesterday I felt like I had a full body “ouchie.” I hydrated better without drinking too much water/gatorade, wore different clothes, and lost only 4 pounds during the run. Overall I felt okay when the run was over. A week or two ago when I lost a little over five pounds during a 12 mile run I did not feel great.
I am only concerned about the weight loss if it makes me dizzy, as in dehydration.
Some strange things happened during my run yesterday.
- My lower back mildly cramped up… but I kept running and it went away.
- My right leg, just below the right knee, cramped up a little… I kept running. That is a little tender today, so I am stretching and rubbing my legs. This means I may only do some stationary biking tomorrow instead of my normal 1.5 mile run/weight lifting.
- My right forearm cramped up when I was running. I have NEVER experienced this before. It did not scare me but it did surprise me. My right forearm is a little tender today, but in general my entire body feels tight but no pain.
Other than that, it has been a positive week for running. My fundraising website officially went up Monday, and my body has not needed duct tape to hold it together.