Yesterday’s workout was a hike – about 9km. Except that it wasn’t. It was a training hike for our Bogong summit (just over a month away!) so we’d planned lots of hills in our local area, including a HUGE killer one. For various reasons the group couldn’t do our standard Sunday morning, so we moved it to Sunday arvo – but we didn’t really take into account the weather. It was scheduled to be 30 degrees but ended up quite a bit higher than that, and there was absolutely no breeze, and given that we started at 2 pm there was no shade either.
Long story short I got a couple of k’s in before feeling very nauseous, ended up stopping and getting picked up, and cutting my hike short. Ultimately I think it boils down to not eating enough of the right stuff beforehand, and not hydrating properly. I’d had a huge smoothie late morning, not been hungry and then eaten some carrot and dip at lunch, and although I’d drunk a heap of water it clearly wasn’t absorbing correctly.
Lesson: eat enough of the right food before hiking (right food yet to be determined). Hydrate with adequate salt content. That’s it.