5.04.2008

Recipe for a bad weigh-in

1 monster burrito
.5 bottle of dry German riesling
more servings of baklava (aka pastry "crack") than one person should be allowed
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Instructions:
Combine all of the above ingredients and ingest over the course of a single weekend. Eye scale with dread. Vow to eat like a pauper all week, especially since mileage will be greatly decreased in preparation for Saturday's 25k.

Ugh, tomorrow's weigh-in is gonna really stink! I have got to rein it in before marathon training. I would really like to only be 10#s over goal when I run that race, so I've got about 10#s to lose. I know from experience how difficult it is to train hard and well while on a calorie deficit. It's about timing...as long as I fuel well for my longest runs I can usually do OK, but it takes a ton of planning and self-control--things I have not done well with in recent years. I just have to keep in mind how much faster I will be with those pounds off, how much kinder it will be for my joints, and how much hotter I will look in those race pics! ;) I'd like to be able to buy my special marathon outfit in a smaller size, too--that would be a great reward for that effort.

2 comments:

  1. It is the most evil curse of the marathon! Weight gain while doing long runs - happens to everyone - I swear - regardless of what you eat. I find the only way to counteract it is to do more strength training and add a bit of intervals/speed to keep my muscles guessing.

    Amy
    www.runnerslounge.com
    blog.runnerslounge.com

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  2. Thanks for the support, Amy (BTW, I really love RL--great blog). It is a terrible catch-22, isn't it?

    I'm definitely going to be adding strength training back into my routine this Summer and Fall. The first thing that goes when I start to get tired is my posture, so keeping my core strong will help with that. And my knees always appreciate it when my quads are strong, too. :)

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