I did a 6k run with my 5k clinic today. I had a cramp in my neck until I got to 4.5 kilometres, then it went away. I decided to do 6k instead of the 5k that we were supposed to do. I saw no sense in stopping as soon as I felt better. I didn’t have any potassium (banana) before my run, so maybe that was the cramping problem with my neck. My stomach was also complaining the whole time and still is four hours later.
For breakfast, I had some Kashi GoLean cereal. For lunch, I had some bulgur, chickpeas and quinoa with vegetables and raisins. Two hours before I ran, I had a chocolate chip Clif Bar. Maybe the lunch didn’t work for me or maybe the Clif Bar did it. Who knows.
I will count today’s run as my tempo run although it’s short 2 kilometres. The speed was just about right for tempo. I’ll do a 5k easy run tomorrow instead of 3k to sort of make up for the missing mileage.