Marathon Updates

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

So I left off after the first lifting workout with NROL for Women. I did quite a few weeks, just never blogged about it. We're missing quite a few of the pieces of equipment they use, so much was modified. And then I needed more weights, so things tapered off a bit. I gained about 10 pounds from November 2012 to July 2013.. and haven't lost it yet. I was doing so, so good at 160, now I've been sitting at 170 for entirely too long.

I don't expect to blog much, just updating for my records. :)

I've been running with a new person, who's vegetarian and she said she aims for 100g of protein a day. We're in the middle of marathon training, with 40-50 mile weeks, so lots of protein helps with energy and muscle maintenance. Of course there's lot of carbs, too. When you can eat 2500-3000 calories a day or more, there are a LOT of carbs.

I recorded my food on Monday, and with breakfast, lunch, and snacks, I was around 1400 calories but only 48 grams of protein. (We had a 6 mile run after work.. I feel like I need to justify how much I ate during the first part of the day!) So how was the vegetarian getting in more protein?! We talked about it on our run, so that helped. I made salmon, sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts for dinner, and that bumped me to 98 for the day.

Today I'm shooting for the same, but around 1800-1900 calories (no run, just a volleyball game). I ended up the same, 98g of protein, but 30g came from a glass of milk with protein powder with my dinner.

Do what you gotta do, I guess!

Upcoming marathon: Martian Marathon, April 12th.
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    Cool- I just checked out that Martian Marathon- always nice to hear about a "new" race! It's been forever since you've blogged- glad things are going so well. It's rough to be stuck at the same weight. I'm right there with you- working on it.
    I also just realized that you are almost in taper- so "enjoy" the last little high mileage week. And make sure to check in here to let us know how the marathon was - I'd love to hear about it!
    2547 days ago
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