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664 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 29, 2012 7:31 PM by brndog RSS
Rich in NH Legend 850 posts since
Dec 10, 2007
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Sep 28, 2012 5:02 PM

Runs & workouts, Friday, September 28, 2012

I ate enough carbs today to choke a horse.  From everything I read, you're supposed to eat between 3 and 5 gr's of carbs per pound of bodyweight, so I decided on the middle and at 4 gr's per, targeted 680 gr's.  Right now I'm at 642 and will eat an apple shortly to add another 25 before calling it quits for the day. 

 

I drank plenty of water as well and think I've accomplished what I wanted.  I understand you can top off in a day and am going to assume that's what I've done.  I'll still eat carbs tomorrow, but at a more normal pace.

 

I also drove to the race location today to pick up my race packet and was surprised to find a Nike long sleeved tech shirt in the bag, a really nice shirt. 

 

And I've decided on a short jog tomorrow just to stay loose, probably just a mile.





Enjoy life, this ain't a rehearsal...

  • Dark-Horse Legend 285 posts since
    Dec 16, 2007
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    1. Sep 28, 2012 6:21 PM (in response to Rich in NH)
    Runs & workouts, Friday, September 28, 2012

    Rich, I want to wish you good luck in your marathon tomorrow.

     

    I know you have a time goal, but try to remember, if you can, why you run in the first place: because it's fun and you enjoy it. This can be something I lose sight of myself.

     

    So do your best, but try to run relaxed and steady, and do whatever you are capable of on this day.

     

    Dark Horse





    I'm a dark horse, running on a dark race course.

  • brndog Expert 50 posts since
    Jun 14, 2005
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    3. Sep 29, 2012 7:29 PM (in response to Rich in NH)
    Runs & workouts, Friday, September 28, 2012

    Rich, have a great run tomorrow.  I hope you hit your goal, but as DH said, enjoy the ride.

     

    You are so right about respecting the distance. A half can be grunted through without adequate training, but a marathon requires the work. The good news is, YOU PUT IN THE WORK!!

     

    Stay tough, you can do it.





    Mike in Minneapolis

  • brndog Expert 50 posts since
    Jun 14, 2005
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    4. Sep 29, 2012 7:31 PM (in response to brndog)
    Runs & workouts, Friday, September 28, 2012

    Also, I didn't run today, hanging out with our freshman daughter at Beloit College.





    Mike in Minneapolis

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