Today I ran in the USA 10 Mile Championships. Today, I bonked at mile 6 in the USA 10 Mile Championships. In the past year I’ve simply struggled. Some days I feel great and other days I’m worthless. I believe it all stems from hypothyroidism, possibly a result of over-training leading into the Olympic Trials in Jan 2012. Bonking in a 10 mile race after going out conservatively is a scary thing. The best way I can describe it is I’m aerobically fine, my legs feel good, but my power and energy is gone.
It’s unfortunately time to take a longer break. Several weeks of no running is my plan. It’s a bummer, but it’s what I need to do. The fitness I’ve worked so hard for over the past few days, months, and years won’t be lost. I’ll regain it quickly once I’m healthy…but now it’s time to get healthy. Today was a wake up call, but first I need to sleep and recover.
Thanks to everyone at the Twin Cities in Motion/USA 10 Mile for putting on a great event with excellent hospitality. I’ll be back and competitive again in the future! Congrats to everyone that raced today all over the country.
Never settle…but time to be smart.