Nutrition is important in'd think I'd learn

by - Thursday, December 18, 2008

You think I'd learn....seriously you think after being a runner for this long that I'd know that eating right before, during and after runs is important. But for whatever reason I just don't.

After last weekend's 11 miler I didn't eat enough. Not on purpose. I just wasn't paying close attention. Sunday I was running around all day and ate at really irregular intervals. I thought I was eating more than I actually was because of that.

So needless to say, Monday's three miler sucked. A lot. I was gassed after 1.5 miles.

But don't worry after two parties this week, my calorie deficit is completely gone and I've probably crossed into calorie surplus lol.

I haven't run since Monday because Tuesday I felt nauseous after getting off the Metro and running would have just made it worse. I wanted to get something short in after work today, but I may have plans now that interfere with that.

It's sort of a taperish type week for me anyway because I have the Celtic Solstice Five Miler in Baltimore on Saturday. I'm hoping for some nice weather. BF even said he might come to the race. (Which is pretty impressive because BF is NOT a morning person, especially on the weekends.)

I'll have a bit of a challenge getting in my 12 miler this weekend. I'm going to be in Ocean City for a graduation celebration and I'm not sure which hotel I'll be at yet. So it makes it a little hard to hit up for a route. I'm sure I'll figure something out though.

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  1. Oooooohh girl you're not alone. I'll never learn either HAHAHA Nutrition seems to my downfall *sigh*

  2. hey hey, good luck on the race saturday! and 5 miles is not a taper, come on. you're in the middle of a marathon training plan. We've got a half mary coming up in 3 saturdays and only a minimal taper planned.

    And I'm always amazed at how much I can/have to eat to avoid headaches after a long run.

  3. good luck on the race this weekend!!!

  4. There are many things that we all "know" but need to be reminded of from time to time.

  5. I've only been running for a year, but you'd think in that amount of time I'd remember to make sure I'm hydrated pre and post run. Yeah, not so much. And that's when the killer headaches hit. I'm a twit. :)

  6. Nutrition is almost MORE important than running. I'm learning in my young age :-)

    Have a great weekend!!

  7. No problem with the calories over here - they keep addin' up.

  8. Anonymous3:14 PM

    Eating right all the time is tough, isn't it? Good luck with getting that balance!

  9. I have totally done that before!! It's a tough lesson to learn.

  10. hope you made it through you run