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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Food is making a difference

I blogged last week about how my lack of eating led to my struggles in a 7-mile tempo run, a run that took me an hour to finish.

Since that day, I've made sure to eat enough to support my running habits, eating as many "good carbs" as I could, staying away from dairy (which kills me on runs) and subbing fish and chicken for red meat as much as possible.

It's only been a week.....

But here is my run today, compared to my run a week ago today. I ran the exact same course, with the exact same crazy ass weather. HOT. HOT. HOT.

Today: 7.05 miles in 55:45.
Pace: 7:54.
Avg. Hrt rate: 84 percent max;
Time spent over 85 percent heart rate: 27:30

Last week: 7.04 miles in 1:00:47.
Pace: 8:38.
Avg. Hrt rate: 83 percent max;
Time spent over 85 percent heart rate: 30:45.

Interesting, interesting, interesting.



Blogger Laura said...

Wow, you are getting so speedy! What's your secret?

June 24, 2008 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

I think you are right that clean eating will affect your performance. Your results are exactly what I have observed.

June 24, 2008 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

That's awesome! Most of the changes I've made in my diet were so I could run better. :) Not that I am elite, or anything, but it is nice to see such an improvement with just dietary habits.

June 25, 2008 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger P.O.M. said...

Wow - what a huge difference. That's awesome.

June 25, 2008 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Laura - my secret? Staying away from 5:45 a.m. wakeup calls. No, seriously, just running. Just running.

Jenny - I wish I could eat as clean as you do, and i wish i could cook as well as you do.

June 25, 2008 at 8:22 PM  

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