Sunday, July 22, 2012

DNF

I'll spare you many of the details but obviously things didn't go very well. Oh Well!

By 800m in I already felt weak. By 3 miles I was still on pace but dizzy and light headed. By 4 miles I realised I was going to have to drop out or end up in a medical tent.

When I met my husband and Maddy at just over 10k, I was already running 6:50 pace.

I fried myself a few weeks back. Live and learn, time to get recovered and focus on the fall. Hope everyone else had a successful weekend of training and racing.
-M

8 comments:

Ana-Maria RunTriLive said...

SO DNFs happen to the best of us. SMART that you did not push through an dig a big hole for yourself! Rest up , plenty of races to come!

Gina Mooney said...

I'm so sorry that you're still not feeling well. You were smart to stop instead of pushing through. I hope you can enjoy the rest of your day with your husband and Maddy. Hope y'all have a great visit with your family in Canada too!
We're all very proud of you here in MS! :-)
-Gina

inspirunning said...

Sorry to hear you have not been feeling well... glad you realize the problem and are going to act properly to get yourself recovered and well! Treat yourself to something special this week :)

Pat Thomasson said...

Been checking your blog for updates. Sorry you did not have a good race, but thanks for sharing. You'll be back stronger than ever soon I am sure. If you can share more lessons learned from the experience I know I would love to read them. I know you are busy but if you can find the time it would be great.

Britt @ Chicago Runner Girl said...

I was out there today supporting my hubby and quite a few local runners that I coach and saw you doing some strides pre race and again just after the 2 mile. I know that I don't comment much here, but I secret idolize you girl because you are a rock star runner! It was really hot out there today, and the humidity just made it feel gross. I actually was glad to be on the sidelines cheering rather than racing because the temps would have cooked me too.

Hope you rest up to get that energy level back up to crush it in your fall season! You're awesome reguardless if today was a dnf or not.

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

sorry about the recent tough running. with the mileage & the reminders about hydration/nutrition, you will, no doubt, come out of this even stronger than before.

I had my own recent reminders - the 1st wk of the over 100 heat index's, I wasn't hydrating enough. 2 tough runs snapped me back into my "anal hydration ways". extra effort, but worth it to feel better on the run... not sure why I still have to have a little wake up call 1-2 times per year, but I get back in line quickly. whatever..... ha ha

Johann said...

Not your race this time but still part of your running experience as a whole. I've had quite a few DNF's over the years and they just make me a more complete runner. Rest and recover well!

Lize Brittin said...

I hope you are back to feeling good again soon. I'm sorry about the DNF, but I'm glad to know you are wise enough to do what's right! That actually takes courage too.

Thinking of you. xo