1. I had a great run this morning
It was a fabulous feeling. After a disappointing run on Tuesday, I really needed it. Today, I felt like I was flying along and I knocked off 6km (3.7mi). It wasn't so long ago that I was still working towards 5km (3.1mi) and now I do more then that a few times a week. I've started sprinting the last bit of my runs. After all, I need to practice sprinting to the finish line.
2. I haven't been drinking enough water
This used to be a habit I took for granted. I've always been a great water drinker. I'm not a fan of most other beverages and I really enjoy my water.
I've been keeping my water consumption lower before runs and swims though. I hate the feeling of having too much sloshing around in my stomach. I've also been watching the consumption before bed. My children finally sleep through the night semi-regularly, so I don't want to have to get up just to pee.
What I need to do is concentrate more on keeping well hydrated throughout the day. I may not want too much in my stomach for training sessions, but the fact that I do those sessions makes it even more important that I am hydrated.
3. I've been getting a cramp in my foot while swimming
Any swimmers experience this or know anything about it? Every few swims, I start getting a cramp in my right foot. It's enough that I can't keep swimming, so I certainly find it concerning. It's usually towards the end of my swim, so after I've been going for half an hour or more.
Any idea what's causing this? I eat lots of bananas. I'm actually wondering if it might be partially related to the hydration issue?
It is something I've got to figure out. In the pool it's one thing, but in open water, it's worrisome.