Your stomach gets cold when you work out because you are burning calories/losing weight. The fats and carbohydrates get digested much quicker and the blood begins to rush to other organs at a faster rate. Fermetation then kicks in and replaces the oxygen being lost from your blood going elsewhere in your body with lactic acid. The lactic acid will cause both a buring in you abdominales along with a colder feeling on the surface of you stomach.
Week 19 was supposed to have been the week when I did my final long run (a 34K run) before I start tapering, but I canceled it. I woke on Sunday morning feeling like my legs were cemented on the ground.
The leg fatigue had built up during the week. I did a 28K run on Sunday followed by two 16K runs, on Wednesday and Friday. The two 16K runs were on high tempo. I guess with the 2009 Stanchart Marathon 3 weeks away am getting excited and running very hard and fast.
Although I had been stretching my legs I had not been massaging. Professional massaging isn’t cheap? I decided to give myself a massage. When I squeezed my calf muscles I felt like screaming. All the stress of running had accumulated inside.
When am walking or running I cant feel the pain but i feel the effect of fatigue in form of slowed pace. No matter how had I try to run I only move in a slow pace.
I suspended my Sunday log run and decided to spend two days massaging myself. I have been squeezing my calf and shin muscles and now my legs are feeling lighter.
As I head into the last two weeks of training I will pay more attention to stretching and massaging.
Eating the right food is important if you want to a good runner. One food that I have discovered to be fantastic for runners is Avocado.
I was reading my girlfriend’s magazine when I read an article that claimed a single Avocado is parked with 100 calories. I instantly concluded if an Avocado has also those calories it would make a brilliant post race meal. Eating all those calories would speed recovery from my long runs.
I tried eating an Avocado after my sunday morning 16 k long run and chilled to see whether I would see any difference. The difference was how I felt on Monday morning. I woke up feeling like I could run a 10k. Everything felt fresh, I didnt feel the usual tiredness in my legs. Am yet to conclusively determine if it was the Avocado but I will keep testing……
Avocado may help you live longer
Fascinated by this delicious fruit I did more research online and read this article that said Avocados are filled with all sorts of great nutrients that help your body make repairs and live longer.
Avocados are a rich source of antioxidants. These substances help your body fight off damage from free radicals. This protects your organs and tissues from damage over time. For runners this means more years to continue running….