Monday I ran 2 miles and had to stop and slowly crawl back home and get into bed... yesterday no running. Being sick is horrid! I ran the Alzheimer's 10K on Saturday. It was hot. It was between 75 and 80 degrees with VERY high humidity. I think the heat actually made me sick. I was okay after the race and even the next day... but then Monday and Tuesday was cramping, stomach upset, nausea, the works. One thing that is a "shame on me" moment... is I always run with a bottle of water and sip consistently when it is over 70 degrees (if I run at all....) and at this race I did not. I thought, "well, no one else is carrying water, I don't want to look dumb." That was stupid of me. I should have drank consistently through the race. Although with the sun and humidity... I am not sure if that would have kept me from getting sick.
I also noted during the last 3/4ths of the race.... my Garmin was showing my heart rate at 186/187. My maximum heart rate is 180ish I believe. I have never seen my number reach that high... I knew that and was purposely slowing down because of it... but still, that probably wasn't the best either.