Bonk on a Basic Run

Coach Marc has been ramping up his mileage in preparation for his cross country camp (RunningWorks), and also for his team’s upcoming cross country season.  The weather in NJ broke perfectly, from the miserable 90*+ days to a very comfortable 70* weekend.  This allowed for a much quicker paced Thursday run.  GREAT!

And then Friday came.

I started out with a controlled first mile and then felt terrible for the remainder of the run.  I was forced to slow my pace to a crawl, stopped twice, and regretted running “fast” yesterday.   It’s times like today that you wonder exactly why you run.  At the end of the day though, a crummy run is better than no run at all, right?

I found an old article from Runner’s World, but this is explains what I went through today.  

 

What do you do to prevent bonking/hitting the wall during a run or a race?

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