Monday, June 10, 2013

Changing Your Diet

For a few of my runs last week, I wound up having difficutlity going the distance I planned to.  I was not sure what was going on. I thought I getting sick, I thought maybe I was over doing it.  I finnally put two and two together, it was my diet. 

I recently started trying to eat more iron into my diet by having a spinach salad for lunch, rather than noodles and beans.  I realized, I was not eating enough carbs. during the day to sustain my runs at night. 

Starting this past weekend, I took Friday night off and then made chocolate chip pancakes on Saturday.  Feeling well rested, I went out to try to do 5 miles. I was feeling great. I made my turn to do 7 miles and then I kept going to try to make it to 9 miles. I made up a hill that used to give me issues without any problem. I thought about going for a half marathon, but I did not want to push it. 

It was getting late, so I cut the run short and did 8 miles rather than 9.  I learned a valuable lesson though, what you eat is just as important as what you do not eat.

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