Finished the Tower of Terror 10 miler (net 2:44:49, clock 3:13:33) upright, however, not without throwing up. 9475 runners competed that night/morning! Great pre race activities (lots of fun pics) great music, etc. Weather was 82 degrees and humid. We were warned!!!
The more I do these races, the more I rely on trainers for advice. This time, it said to take some type of food (sport beans, nuts, candy, etc) to keep your energy up. I had 3 packs of Welch's Fruit Gummies strategically placed for easy noshing. Had my water, hit the water/powerade on hydration stations (water 1st station, powerade 2nd, back to water, etc). Not alot, just a little, to get my mouth wet and a bit into my system.
Lost my sister somewhere just past the start line but we knew we would meet at the finish, as she is a faster runner than I am and I wasn't gonna hurt myself trying to keep up. Did ok, found a couple of people I could pace with and moved my way through the pack. Really thought I was doing okay until mile 8 when we hit the parking lot at ESPN WWOS. I knew where we parked and heard the car calling my name. Sucked it up, wasn't much farther and I wanted to ride Rockin Roller Coaster before we left.
Got to the finish line, got my medal and was walking it off when the projectile vomiting started. I was ok the 1st time, and waved off the concerned folk around me. 2nd time, I was sternly instructed to sit down in the wheel chair as I was hauled off to medical. I was more embarrassed at that point than anything. Got through triage, vitals, etc, when my sister texts me that she too was in medical. Her right glute muscle started cramping up so that took my mind off of my stomach until I got released.
Highlights from here on was her getting a pic with Darth Vader while I was hugging a tree, again, emptying whatever was left in my stomach. I never want to eat a gummy again.
Great race - just not one I want to do again anytime soon. Too many people to get through, so that is a "been there, ran that" for me.
Followed that race up a week later with a fun 5k @ Waterford Lakes. Not a timed run but was nice to do it for fun instead of time. We got more than our registration fees back in prizes. Next race was this past Sunday, 10k Pink Feet in Debary. 14:36 pace and no puking!!! Actually felt pretty good after this one. Last run for the month is this Saturday, Lake Scary 5k for UCP sponsored by Lake Mary Prep School.
Gonna spend the time between now and Thanksgiving working on my intervals. More running, less walking so I have a better time at Space Coast 1/2.
Told her that I wasn't looking to do more than two 5ks or 1 10k a month after February. While I am improving, this really isn't my sport, but feel a 6 miles a month isn't gonna hurt me. Who knows, I might have to out last the zombies!!!