>Look What I Can Do!>Running with the sub-3s: redux
Interval Junkie --Nobby
To be fair, my normal diet is high on carbs: when my wife is away I basically eat supermarket sushi for lunch and ravioli for dinner . . . every day. Harris Teeter (local grocery) had a 2-for-1 on ravioli. I cleaned them out. You know how the cashier reads how much you saved? "You saved 92 dollars and 23 cents."
I have no idea if this really affected the race at all.
Re: heavy shoes -- I noticed in my practice run that my ankle was spending lots of energy stabilizing my foot. So, I figured it was better to spend the energy toting along a few grams instead. I'm really happy I made this decision. My other two marathons I wore those light-weight racers . . . and got a huge blister in the same spot (though, I don't really care about that).
2014 Goals: sub-3 Marathon
Current Status 06/19: Pelvic stress-fracture = 6-weeks of no running.