A little upset in the stomach – tomorrow’s “race day”

Like I never have any other stomach issues.. *sigh*

Two of my girls had the winter puking sickness in the week. We thought that was the end of it. Today my wife threw herself at the porcelain and I feel weird in the stomach. If it will evolve into something more I hope it will be over during the evening or night – but according to Murphys law there’s a big chance it’ll come right before start of the race tomorrow or even during the race. But I’m still confident and hope that it won’t be anything more than a little aching. 🙂

Any good advices on how to avoid throwing up while running? 😉

Today I follow coach’s advice and skip running..

Bodily status

To get an indication on how my body feels when it comes to sickness and health I measured my wake up heart rate yesterday and today. Coach has told me that if it’s more than 10 beats/min higher than usual there’s something going on that you shouldn’t neglect by pushing yourself.

However, it’s looks pretty ok – both yesterday’s and today’s wake up heart rate was 48, which I found is very usual for me. Just for fun I also weighed myself – 65.7 kg. I’ve tried to throw away a few kilos the past four or five weeks, which seems to have been rather successful. When I began I weighed just below 68 kg. Last year when I was in racing season – well I only did three races, but anyway – I weighed around 66 kg.

When it comes to elite runners, the only one’s weight I have in mind is Mustafa Muhamed – a Swedish runner – He is 172 cm tall and weighs 55 kg. I’m 175 cm tall – what would be my ideal weight for running, to get as much as possible out of it? 60 kg? I don’t know, but I’m trying to push it some more 😉

After this race I will try to get it down a little more. The last week, however, I’ve tried to keep my calorie intake at an ideal level for not losing or gaining weight – just to be sure I have enough for the race tomorrow. I will even try to boost a little considering carbohydrates today 😀

I still don’t know what to do today when it comes to running. Normally today is the race day in the running program, so today is a “gap” now when the race is tomorrow. Maybe I’ll just take an easy 30 min run to keep myself on the feet. I will try to get a suggestion from coach.

By the way, it snowed the night between thursday and friday – look what the night-working team welcomed us with at work right outside the entrance:

A nice welcome-to-work from the night-workers at work

Am I getting something?

Both yesterday and today I’ve been feeling a little slow, tired and heavy when running. Yesterday it was a normal easy run and today I did 30 min easy + 6 x 1 min at race pace with 1 min of easy in between. I managed, but it didn’t feel very solid and good.

At home two of my kids have puked a lot – we seem to have got what we in Sweden call winter-puke-sickness – vinterkräksjuka. I have felt slight indications of a cold and a little strange in the stomach – but like you know that’s quite ordinary for me 😉

Let’s just not hope I wont be able to participate in the race. I really really want to do it. I guees it’s just to take each day as it comes now. By now I don’t think I can prevent it if I’ve really gotten the sickness anyway, so..

One good thing might be to try to remember to check my wake up pulse tomorrow.

Over and out..