DIETICIAN BECKY, that range of 1480-1830 includes me setting my fitness goal calorie burn at 1800/week and weight goal as maintaining. This week I burned more - 2300. When I plugged in that number, my calorie range only went up by 40 calories. 1520-1870.
I do aim for 50-55% carbs daily. Less than that and I just don't have the energy for long runs.
I guess technically I've been eating less than recommended (around 1400 many days) but my weight has stayed the same for a month now. Of course it makes sense I need to eat more now that I'm exercising more. I just feel like maybe I need to eat more on long run days and less on short run days/kettlebell days/rest days.
Thanks for the help! This is new to me - both maintaining a big weight loss and training for an endurance event!
ETA - I connected my nutrition and fitness trackers and the new range starts at 2100 for today. Wow. So clearly, I need to eat a lot more on long run days.
Edited by: RAVELGIRLY at: 7/11/2014 (21:23)
First 5k -April 2013
First 10k - Sept 2013 1:23:00
10k PR- May 18, 2014, 1:00:26
Initial goal weight reached Dec 10, 2013 (80 pounds lost)
90 pounds lost as of Feb 18, 2014.
100 pounds lost as of May 2014
| current weight: -3.5 under