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Running Journal 5/14/2010 (6 miles)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Today's stats:

Partly Cloudy 64 w/ wind W 12 MPH
54% humidity
47 deg dewpoint

Time 1:08:15 (4/1 intervals)
11:22 av pace
5.3 av MPH
593 cals burned
151 av bpm HR
175 max bpm HR

M1: 11:25 (138 bpm)
M2: 11:34 (148 bpm)
M3: 11:29 (151 bpm)
M4: 11:21 (155 bpm)
M5: 11:07 (156 bpm)
M6: 11:13 (156 bpm)

And with that folks, we have 20 miles total for the week and I feel great after all of that. I will not get another chance to run until Monday and next week I will use as a cutback week since I hit it hard this week. I will keep it around 18 miles and it appears as I look into my crystal baal, the weather is going to be fantabulous. Woot!

Something that i noticed this week that with the increase of calories burned, I am hungry more so than usual. Its a little disturbing to me and I have a feeling that this is just a sign of things to come with the start of Half Marathon training. I have read many threads alluding to this, but to have it start happening to me sorta kinda makes it wonder how bad its going to get. We shall see.

Until Monday...


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    Yes, yes, yes, when I'm in the thick of half marathon training (like now, in week 10) I feel like I'm hungry all the time. Sometimes it reminds me of being pregnant LOL...because my body just seems to want/need those extra calories. I do allow myself to eat a little more, since I'm burning all the calories, but just try to focus on making good choices.
    3983 days ago
    I have struggled with this. What I found worked best for me was to figure out the number of calories I expected to burn over the week, and plug that in to my fitness target. then.. I have a bigger reason to hit that calorie burn target! I also have a body bugg, so it does allow me to make sure that I have a consistent deficit.
    3984 days ago
    It does seem hard for people to manage. It seems like a lot of people don't get hungry on long run day when you really burn the calories, but then hunger for days afterwards. I would imagine that's your body saying "just in case we go out for another 2 hour run today or tomorrow, I better store up."

    I've seen so many people struggle with getting the levels right that I think you are right on to be concerned. Just do the math, though. You know your running plan, so you know how many calories you are going to burn. Plan accordingly. Don't just eat whatever you want whenever you want. I suspect most people just fail to plan for the nutrition.
    3984 days ago
    Why does that disturb you? An increase in running should call for additional calories to maintain the same calorie balance you currently have. If you are hungry, then your body is telling you something. You should listen to your body, right? Are you eating after you run?
    3984 days ago
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