Every Sunday we have a tradition of picking up Chinese food and I really didn't want to disrupt the groove we were in. So I went along and ate my usual. I thought I had waited long enough but once I started running, I knew I was in trouble. None of the 6 miles were pleasant. I spent most of the run burping or digesting or something painful.
|UGH! Chinese does not make good run fuel|
I can't drink coffee before a run. - ShannonDempsey
Never eat a bunch of junk the night before a long run when u don't know if the porta potties on your local trail will be usable or broken and the regular bathrooms are locked! -Stallmann87
Never eat spicy Thai the day before a marathon either - SamanthaDeBello
Never put fuel in your bra just because you don't want to wear a belt or pants with pockets. It WILL chafe/cut in areas you don't want to be chafed/cut in. - PinkMartiniOlive
Never keep your car key in your spi-belt during a half-marathon. It might fall out somewhere along the course during a Gu break and you may not realize it until after you've finished... - SunSandLove
Make sure you take your house key & not your car key when running in your neighborhood and locking your house. -ItzLinz
Even if it means a worse start in line, hit the porta potty right before the race. After 40 minutes in queue I was about to burst at mile 1, stopped and it screwed with my everything. Terrible race. - RunStretchGo
Never trust a fart! LOL - RunningRachel
No soup. Yikes.... And avoid new socks. And good gahd don't cram stuff down your bra unless you enjoy bleeding.... And don't forget the pepper spray unless you want to use badass ninja skills on the damn neighborhood dogs! -MiddleAgedRunner
What lessons have you learned the hard way?