I'm sure we all have foods that don't agree with us, either in everyday life or when in training mode.
I should have known better. I DO know better! But in a moment of weakness....what can I say??
Still, after an exceptional training weekend and the luxury of a whole day off without having to work, swim, bike, or run, I went a little crazy.
For me, there are 3 no-nos when it comes to what I absolutely cannot eat or drink when training:
First: watermelon. Much as I love it, it goes right through me! And after my long ride Sunday, I had brought a tub of it in a cooler and pigged out on it!
Second: Red wine. One of my weaknesses, but again, doesn't mix with training. While I don't get hungover or sick, if I drink more than 2 glasses (and I have to confess--I did), same thing the next day. Goes right through me.
Last but not least: Chocolate, and in this case a Dairy Queen Dilly Bar was the food of choice. This after 3 hours at the zoo in the hot sun with 2 infants and 1 toddler (and thankfully their parents!). Another no-no for me in training.
But, mix all 3 together and you get a deadly mix. I honestly could not go out to run this morning. I didn't dare! And even if I thought about taking a chance, I used up all my extra time in the bathroom! I distinctly remember doing the same thing last year just before a race, and have pretty much abstained since.
All that training went to my head I guess! What do you avoid when training??