No Sugarcoating + Not Solely…


(Rain jacket, shirt, leggings, footwear)

There isn’t any sugarcoating this run.  It was depressing.  At the least I wore a rain jacket this time, however the remainder of me was soaked from the primary ten steps… oh, and the wind was one other beast we conquered for six.1 miles @ 8:45 tempo. If I didn’t have a good friend to fulfill, I might have skipped my run, however then I remembered my current learn, The Consolation Disaster, which helped me recover from my pity celebration.  Being uncomfortable is nice for us.

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He lastly gained and had a can of corn for breakfast.

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I misplaced this battle, too;)

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A number of extra ideas as a result of nothing thrilling occurred yesterday at dwelling…

*This episode with Jess McClain made me fall in love along with her!  She is completely unbelievable, and her story of leaving professional operating and now doing what feels proper for her is so inspiring.  Additionally, enjoyable truth—> She peaked at 72 miles for the trials.  I’m fairly positive that’s about 60% of what everybody round her was doing.  I simply cherished her theme of dwelling life her means and operating for the enjoyment of it by doing the exercises that convey her confidence and love for the game.  I want there may very well be extra spots for athletes for the Olympic Marathon; I need all of them to go!

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*Ali’s episode with Dakotah was so nice, too.  That girl is so optimistic, it’s contagious.  I’m unsure I’m courageous sufficient to have yogurt earlier than a marathon like Dakota did!

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*That is what I’ve to this point to assist hold Skye and Beck occupied on the aircraft. They can even be watching as many films and consuming as many snacks as wanted to get by way of the aircraft experience.

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*Not solely did Fiona O’Keefe set a document for the quickest Ladies’s US Olympic Marathon Trials time, she additionally set the US document for the quickest Debut Marathon (beforehand held by Jordan Hasay when she ran a 2:23:00 in Boston).

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*I’ve gone over all the things on Featherstone Vitamin concerning the carb load, however I’m attempting to resolve between the two-day or three-day carb load.  I really feel like my Boston 2022 was the perfect marathon I’ve had, and a type of causes was that I paid consideration to the quantity of carbs I used to be taking in and had greater than ever.  Issues didn’t harm till the final two miles, and I hope I get one other expertise subsequent week by correctly carb-loading and pacing accurately.

Based on this carb calculator, these are the stats for what I would wish for a 2- and 3-day carb load.  I’m leaning in direction of the 3-day as a result of 720 grams sounds difficult, particularly whereas touring, so I’ll begin on the fifteenth and get in 480 grams a day.  Hopefully, diet labels over there are simple to learn;)

*For the final 3+ months, I’ve had a inexperienced smoothie day by day besides in the future.  I’ve been having roughly .7 lbs of greens A DAY.  My physique is so used to it now that I begin consuming it earlier than my runs (I make it the evening prior to now).  How is my physique going to deal with not having this after we depart?  Ought to I attempt to discover each cruciferous veggie I can whereas there?!  It ought to be attention-grabbing!  Additionally, I keep in mind attempting my sister’s smoothie some time in the past and spitting it out, and now I crave them… the physique is so superb.

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*Beth shared this WSJ article with me about Connor and Clayton and I cherished how they talked in regards to the significance of getting a number of objectives and issues that curiosity you.  Accidents and race setbacks had been a lot more durable on me once I put all of my focus in on operating!

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Please share any carb-loading ideas you could have discovered.  Issues that give you the results you want and issues that don’t!  I’m so fascinated by this matter that I need to take in what you could have discovered.

Another concepts of issues I have to convey on the aircraft for Beck and Skye?

Is anybody else getting hit with extra snow?

Final podcast that you simply listened to?

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