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MARATHON Training WK7 - Increased Mileage = DEcreased Weight

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Reporting quite late on my training from last week but right now I am approaching the high mileage portion of my marathon training which is a bit exhausting but I remember distinctly last year that it gets worse and then when you think you cannot take it anymore the taper begins. Right now it has been okay, the only runs that are causing disruption have been my long runs which I reserve for Saturday mornings. Last week I woke up really early to tackle my 16M run and I have to say that it went really lovely and my time was good too! Plus I stuck with my goal after my long run and went and had a foo foo protein shake at this frozen yogurt/shake bar place near my house called Honey Cone. It was such a nice treat and seriously I have never had a more delicious protein shake before!

My nutrition during the weekdays mainly has been pretty on point as of late and I would like to think that that is the reason that my body is finally responding and losing some unnecessary weight that I have been steadily been putting on since my move late last year. However, I am thinking that it probably has to do more with the mileage that I am doing right now. I am running way more than I typically do. I hear these stories about people gaining weight during marathon training but for me that seems a bit odd because the mileage counteracts any splurge eating that you may do unless of course you really over do it which I have been known to do but I am making a concerted effort not to do right now.

I signed up for my half marathon for next week which is a part of my marathon training. I picked a local race and I am crossing my fingers that it will not be so cold as it was 7 degrees during my run this morning. We shall see but I am LOVING have a game plan and although carving in the time for my long runs is tough I am getting used to dealing with that too.

Anyhow here are the stats for last week...

MARATHON Training WK 7 Results
Monday - 8M pace run, treadmill, 6.5mph, 73 mins
Tuesday - 4M run outside, 35:42
Wednesday - 4M run treadmill, 34:19, 7mph
Thursday - 8M run outside, 73:28
Friday - gym day, cross training
Saturday - 16M, 2:27:39, 9.21 mins per mile...not bad at all!
Sunday - OFF, much needed too

GOALS Results - Accountability
#1. Good attitude and work hard for 16M run on Saturday, set the right tone - YES
#2. Protein smoothie after long run, no junk! - YES
#3. Chicken/fish and veggies for Sunday dinner - YES, still had cookies though...
#4. Gym day on Friday, ab work, leg work - YES
#5. Finish DS#2 bathroom ugh, it's the never ending bathroom project - DOH, still working on it

Even though it is already Thursday here are my goals for the rest of the week...

#1. Get my GU gels for Saturday morning run
#2. Run a different route for 17M
#3. Ab work after run on Saturday
#4. Embrace salsa dancing
#5. Take DS#1 out for dinner on Friday night
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    You are rocking the training.
    1540 days ago
  • BUTTERFLY-1976
    Your doing Awesome!! Can't wait to hear about your HM next week.
    1545 days ago
    Glad to hear it's going well! I have never had an issue with weight gain during marathon training either. I either maintain or lose. Fortunately. If I gained weight on top of all of the other *joy* that comes along with marathon training, well, I would definitely NOT be marathoning!
    1546 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    1546 days ago
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