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BLC19 Challenges - Prepare cont'd

Monday, May 28, 2012

Friday's blog had my plan to "prepare" for the weekend. Here it is again for my record:

Week 5: Prepare - Technically, I don't have any social events or gatherings this weekend. I do, however, have a HM to run. The obstacle I'll face this weekend will be getting enough to eat so that I don't "bonk" during my race WITHOUT going outside my calorie range.

The result?
Well, I succeeded. In fact, I more than succeeded because, despite forgetting to eat my PB&J that I so carefully made and packed so that I would have it to eat an hour before I ran, I ran a better-than-expected race. READ: NO BONKING!!

The good news is, I set a goal to run in 2:22:30 (two minutes less than my last HM) and I ran it in 2:20:53

The bad news is, I ran 14.6 kms feeling like a hypocrite. As an instructor, I preach "fuel before you run" and all I had that morning was a banana and a coffee. I also had 3 Gu along the way. Having said that, I also preach "do what works for you." so I'm going to let myself off the hook.

After the race, a few of us went to Fatburger and I made up for lost calories. Totally not Spark-friendly but oh so good.

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    I love that we both went for the post-run burger emoticon
    3106 days ago
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    Last week I "fueled up" with two donuts and a cup of coffee. No water, no fruit, just donuts. Bleh...
    3108 days ago
  • KAT573
    It sounds like YOU know what BALANCE is and have a realistic idea of how to compensate for changes, differences, etc. I admire that immensely. Keep on keeping ON emoticon
    3108 days ago
    Great time!
    3108 days ago
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    Always wondered what was in a "Fatburger" meal. There's a location in Prince Albert, and I've heard people talk about eating there. Word on the street is that it's very good!

    Congratulations on the HM, and on blasting your goal time!
    3108 days ago
    Yippee on beating your time goal - what works for you is what matters. I'd love to run another HM JUST so I can eat a meal like that one. Wow!

    Anyhoo, way to go!
    3108 days ago
    Awesome time Penny! I'm sure you burned enough calories that the Fatburger didn't do much damage. And even if it did, I have little doubt there's another HM soon.
    3108 days ago
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    Woohoo on beating your time!!!!
    3108 days ago
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