Posted: 08/10/2014 at 10:11
Hi All, another extended absence on my part LN was a disaster Actually, collapsed - yes - woman down - at 24.5 miles What happened? Well, no ntirely sure, but I think I went too fast and too hard with not enough recovery from Glenmore 24, and possibly not enough food.
I was wearing an HRM to get some data for the sports sicentists who are doing my hypoxic training, and really should have paid attention to the readings. Going great to 10 miles at which point I decided to eas back a bit as my HR as hitting 172ish. Still good at half way which I got to in 2.08. At 15 was beginning to feel it a bit and my HR was sitting at 177 . Anyway, I pushed it to the hill which I decided to walk. Felt fine at 20ish miles/top of hill and started to motor on again. HR was still high though. Got to 23 and felt a bit so walked a bit then got back to running. Just passed 24 I started top feel dizzy and light headed and then at 24.5 I decided to walk again. At that point my legs went to rubber and refused to go one in front of the other and I started to stumble about. Just as a motorbike marshall arrived my legs went, I started to black out and crumpled
Sat at the edge of the road and a couple of first aiders came along. I had some water and took another gel (had already taken on at the previous water station a mile or so back). I was sure a hell not getting lifted so asked them to lift me up. They got me on my feet and steadied me and I started that awful wobbly walk that we all laugh at on You Tube. The marshall decided to tail me.
Just past 25 miles Sue Walker caught me. She was a god send. She grabbed my arm, got me walking straight and breathing properly and even got me running again for about the last 3rd of a mile.
Still managed to finish under 5 hrs, but quite a scary unnerving experience. Then had the most horrendous doms last week. The started on the Monday and did not clear until Friday
Anyway, fine now and easing back into training. Bike and weights yesterday and a run later today hopefully.
Good to see everyone else running well