Thursday, September 06, 2012
I so didn't mean to scare my Spark Friends with my last blog!! But after thinking some things through, here is what I learned from the Not-S0-Great-1/2.
1) Be careful of well meaning advice
2) Stop trying something new for a race instead of when training (usually involving loops)
A person I trust was trying to help me out with the problems of gaining weight after each 1/2 marathon.
It was basically to stick to my calorie count. **If** I thought (and I was really sure) I needed more after I was done then to go ahead, but not go overboard.
I'm sure that the advice wasn't meant to cause as much havoc on me as it did. But my pre-race dinner was new. It didn't have nearly as many carbs as I normally have done in the past.
Immediately post race I would normally have my chocolate milk and then, within the next 30 minutes or so, a turkey & cheese sandwich on a roll.
I skipped the sandwich thinking I would wait until I got home and see if I was still hungry before dinner.
I think these two things were what was the major downfall of my race.
I also changed my Camelbak setup for liquids. I still had everything, but my G2 was in a bottle in my pack and not "on tap". I drank less than I normally do when I take a wee bit whenever I feel like it.
These were the only things I did differently, but it was enough to make me feel icky.
So back to the same old until I can figure out what will work for me AND not make me gain 3-5 lbs after each race.
Next weekend is the 3 Day Walk. I'm not concerned since they have an amazing set up for taking care of the walkers. I still won't be trying any major new things though.