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Sticking with Marathon training for now

Monday, February 24, 2014

HI all. so I blogged about it on Saturday and texted my workout buddies and had nice replies and one long pep talk via phone.
I went and ran my 15 miles on Sunday morning.

For now, I'll stick with marathon training.
It is a bucket list item I've had in my mind for a while and I'm already half way there with the training.

that said, the 15 mile run yesterday was tough and the recovery tougher. I was just flat out exhausted!
I may need to adjust my nutrition/fuel before and during a bit more.

On the weight-loss side of things, I will be better about tracking my nutrients and calories and really try harder on 'non-running' days to get in a good workout that will matter!

As soon as the Marathon is over (in 10 weeks) May 4th.. I will be dedicated to shredding and shedding the weight with ST, HIIT, and the right foods!
shock that body after 18 weeks of steady state workouts!

My run on Sunday was 3:07 mins.. I had to walk a few portions due to fuel and due to fatigue near the end.. but I finished 15 miles and that is enough!

Happy Monday!
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    emoticon Sounds like you made the right decision - you definitely sound more "up" and ready to rock this marathon! Also sounds like you did some heavy duty thinking before making this decision so now it's just a matter of sticking to it and conquering those last 11 (?!! emoticon ) miles!!
    1577 days ago
    Yeah this is the right decision. You've come so far with your training. It'll be totally worth it to cross the finish line of your first full Marathon. I got chills just typing that. Definitely watch your food, fuel properly. The misconception with Marathon training is that you are running so much you can eat whatever you want or eat more. A lot of people eat too much. Keeping track of it and making sure you are getting enough, but not overeating will help you tremendously. Or just go ahead and switch to Paleo and eat when you're hungry. You don't have to track food with Paleo. It is a big adjustment, though. Have to spend more money at first to get the right oils and spices. And dairy is not Paleo. I've kept some dairy, so I am more Primal. It will change your life. I'm telling you.

    I have been thinking about it, and I honestly think you could do Paleo and train for your Marathon if you wanted to go ahead and get started with changing your eating.

    BUT again you are still kicking tail at this training. All runs won't be good, but your doing it. It's inspiring for sure!

    Hang in there! Hugs!!
    1578 days ago
  • KIMMAS82
    Awesome!! I feel great finishing 3 these days, I can't imagine 15!!
    1579 days ago
  • HILLSLUG98239
    That is awesome. It sounds like you're making great progess, and your training at the right level. You're certainly working out the bugs early on, rather than during your event.

    At this point, I can't imagine running long enough to need to take on fuel, but I know what a big difference it makes on bike rides longer than an hour. I found a great recipe for homemade energy gel a few years ago. I add cocoa and instant coffee to mine, and they taste a lot like Hammer Nutrition's espresso flavor gels. If you're interested, I can dig out the recipe for you.
    1579 days ago
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