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I am a mostly recreational runner, but lately have been getting into running races and want to build up my mileage. I've run two half marathons, and one marathon. (Ironically I ran the marathon first). After my last race about a month ago and my subsequent running I've noticed I'm dragging and I seem to have plateaued. I know some of this is the need for more specific training, but I feel like my diet is starting to get in the way of improvement. However, this is probably the most confusing part of running for me, I don't even know where to start or what questions to be asking and was hoping you all could help me out.
When my runs got longer than 10 miles and/or my weekly mileage is > XX, I had to actually pay attention to hydration and sleep. When I ramped up further, I had to pay attention to recovery food (mix of what I ate right after runs) and when I hit really high mileage it all started to count. Less processed, more fruits and veggies etc.
2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35
This topic has been covered a lot. This is a good thread. http://www.runningahead.com/forums/topic/61937718e6a64917b716e08a2704342f/0
You can google for a lot of nutrition/calorie info and use th search function here on RA. Globule posts some good links in the above thread to help you calculate your calorie needs relative to your exercise. Then it's trial and error.
Thanks I'll check it out.
"If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then will power is no longer a problem. It's raining? That doesn't matter. I am tired? That's besides the point. It's simply that I just have to."Emil Zatopek
This is a good book to check out as well
Here is my next big running goal. Interim running goals - sub 19:00 5K, sub 40:00 10K. Pie in the sky running goal - sub 5:00 mile (yeah right!! if I lose 20 lbs and 20 yrs in a time machine maybe...)
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