I'm throwing out this question to all, again because I had read bits and pieces in previous threads led by Jesse. Nutrition. How important is it to have few or no carbs before a run? How does this affect or setback the benefits of MAFing? How stictly do people follow this? How about post run nutrition?
...How important is it to have few or no carbs before a run? How does this affect or setback the benefits of MAFing? How stictly do people follow this? How about post run nutrition?
It makes me wonder whether it was the mix of anaerobic workouts that pulled you out
of the funk or just some variation. Do you run a lot of different courses and distances
or do you do a lot of the same stuff over and over again? Do you ever run trails? Technical
trails with hills. How much in the way of hills do you get to run? Are you able to get in any
runs with long downhill stretches? I am a firm believer that you can get the same benefits
that you would from an anaerobic run just by getting some good, long downhill stretches
in. By the way, I think I may be the only one around here (maybe anywhere) who really does
exclusively low HR training over the long haul. I think most people move on to speed phase
and so forth, or at least include tempo runs in the mix regularly.
I would recommend getting used to not eating before a run and determining what
is causing the lightheadedness (perhaps not eating enough the day before??)
With that said, eggs or any kind of meat or cheese should be fine if you can't get to the
source of the problem.