The weekend before my Oly Duathlon I did a race rehearsal workout (2k run-50k bike-10k run). Which is all well and good but with one thing and another I didn't leave the house until 1pm. And it was 32C (it's metric up here in Canada) with a humidex in the low 40's when I started. And sunny, so I really have no idea how hot the road was either...
I took 4 bottles of Sports drink on the bike, a couple of gels and 2 bottles + gels on the run. I am a big sweater and drink like crazy. First run went fine, and so did the bike although I went 50k at pretty much race pace which was the fatal mistake. And I ran out of fluid around the 40k mark (yes, all 4 bottles).
So I get home, dump the bike, pick up the wife and off we go for a run. And it was a SLOG. Apparently at 5k I went white. At 6k I started to slow, and at 7k I started to wobble. At 7.5k she refused to let me run anymore so we walked home while I drank both of my bottles and one of hers too.
Came home, stretch, warm shower, and then I passed out for a couple of hours in with the fan going.
That was not a good day.
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