Scared of the scale and marathon training
Friday, January 31, 2014
So the scale is moving in the wrong direction still!!
I have been trying to eat 'normally' staying in my general calorie range while starting marathon training. Last weekend was my first 'long' run of 11 miles. I thought that the slow ramp up of mileage would help with calorie burn.
BUT, I've also heard you have to be careful as the extra calorie burn can make you extra hungry.
So, I've been proactive and I've been reading books like "Race Weight" and "New Rules for marathon training nutrition" and trying to focus on food choices for fueling and recovery without over doing it.
I've been feeling sluggish all week.. tired, think I'm coming down with a cold, so I've been taking it a bit easier here and there with workouts. I'm also left wondering if I'm eating something wrong that my body is not happy with? Or foods that are negatively impacting my thyroid medication? Thanks to SP friend, I looked up some of those foods and will try to make some changes there. I also found you shouldn't have your coffee right along with your thyroid medication, so I will adjust to give it an hour before I drink my coffee in the mornings? See if any of these tweaks help.
I do need to track more strictly, sometimes missing a few meals a week. I am also going to replace food choices (even if they fit in calories) with better quality choices! and give the process some time! I know I can cut sodium and sugars down!
Today's lunch: medium baked potato with shredded chicken, little cheddar cheese, plain greek yogurt and salsa. It was yummy!
12 mile run tomorrow..actually looking forward to it as I had a nice run last week on a new route that I plan to build on again.
I'll drink my water and weigh in tomorrow before and after my run and see how the scale treats me then!
Hope you all have a great weekend!