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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Gotta learn to take it easy

My legs have the blues this week.

The 25K I ran on the 20th and the 11-miler I struggled to finish on the 26th added up to a 38-mile week last week.

And this week, I'm feeling it.

I know its a case of too much too fast, and this is not a good thing, especially not now as I go into Week 8 of my White Rock Lake marathon training. I need to be fresh for these long runs, which this week includes a 12-miler and four 1-minute hill repeats.

The other thing? I'm not eating enough. In May and June I got into a good rhythm with carbs and vegetables and the timing of my meals.

But you know, lately, I've gotten bored of: protein shake after run; rice, english muffin with peanut butter, orange juice, carrot stick for breakfast. I had some steel cut oatmeal this morning, but that was about as exciting as watching ice melt.

So instead of eating good at breakfast and having measured portions at lunch and snacks, I've resorted to a little junk food here and a little junk food there. (Tuesday I had a Chipotle burrito bowl for the first time since May.)

I need to find some variety in my diet and add some easy runs and/or rest to my work week or I'll be burned out before Halloween.

That's a scary thought.



Blogger rundangerously said...

kevin, give yourself those rest days - and make the most of 'em. otherwise you won't get the full benefit of your long runs and speed work...

now i just have to get myself to listen to that advice - ha :D

July 31, 2008 at 9:58 AM  

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