Lower weight to reduce my running-related injury rate.
10/17 Black Hill XC 10K 10/25 Farm XC 5K 11/1 Grapevine XC 8K 11/8 Candy Cane City 5K 11/25 ? 5K 11/28 Turkey Burnoff 10M 12/6 Seneca Slopes 9K 12/13 Jingle Bell Jog 8K
The above list may give the impression I am very competitive but most of these are free club races and are really just an opportunity to get some exercise while socializing with friends and free food :-)
CRON: Caloric Restriction with Optimal Nutrition
Always happy to support other people watching their weight, diet, and exercise.
The Cal City Mini was two weeks ago. http://www.mycmpd.com/Recreation/Special/C al-City-Mini-2015.asp.
It is south of Chicago, near my hometown. I learned about it from a CARA runner in another Chicago HM. Many CARAs come out for it.
I was the last runner until mile 10, so the follow van had my back most of the way.
It is a park district race, and I am not sure they make any money on it. There were more volunteers than runners, and since I was last, I did get a lot of support! The police were terrific and directing traffic, pleasant, accommodating and cheering the runners.
This was their 43rd year. Great race, and not just because of the price. That was a bonus!
Thanks for reading my blog! While it's true I did Atkins (and it worked pretty well!) I never exercised while on that plan. In fact, they discourage heavy exercise because you won't have the energy to sustain it. Since I love to exercise and be active (and especially when I start running again.. Low carb is not an option) the low/no carb thing doesn't work with my lifestyle. I do not believe carbs are bad for you... But, like you said and I agree.. I feel like my body stores them easier than someone with a higher metabolism. When figuring out your ratios you have to start with a number and tweak it to figure out what works best for your body.
The metabolism test I took directly measured my CO2 output while I was at rest (and fasting).. It was calculated directly from my own body. I took the calorie expenditure results and calculated my macros from my new adjusted amount and it came out roughly to the 40/30/30 split. So I'm aiming for that for now (roughly.. Sometimes I'm a little off) and I can tweak it as I go if I'm not seeing results in a couple weeks.
I'm hoping as I do more strength training and building more lean body mass, that my metabolism will increase enough to start burning some of my fat stores.
The sound track from GU is to take one 15 minutes before and every 45 minutes while running. Several of the marathon runners I train with do 15 minutes before, and every 5 miles. That accounts for burning calories more quickly when running faster. One buddy has even mentioned that he thinks he'll try every 4 miles in a race, while still doing every 5 miles in training.
The 4.5 miles wasn't a general principle thing; I was feeling the need. I discovered how feeling the need felt on a training run last October, when I forgot to take a gel until an hour and ten minutes. Miraculously, I recoverd quite well shortly after that gel. Now, I take them every 5 miles or sooner if I'm feeling the need. Seems to work for me.
YMMV. I suspect a mileage-based standard might need to be adjusted for runners traveling at different paces.