Marathon Maniac #957
pjh: the earliest carb loading experiments had a 3 day depletion phase, followed by a three day loading phase. during the depletion you cut most or all carbs out of your diet. the idea was that if your body was fully depleted of carbs, and thus most of your glycogen, you would absorb the carbs more effectively during the following carb loading phase. recent research didn't verify this result though, so it's a dubious result. it's a tiring phase... i get really grumpy, and my heart rate sky-rockets on easy runs when i'm carb depleting... but i did it last year, and i'm an animal of habit...
Life is a headlong rush into the unknown. We can hunker down and hope nothing hits us or we can stand tall, lean into the wind and say, "Bring it on, darlin', and don't be stingy with the jalapenos."
just a simple cat
"Champions are everywhere; all you need is to train them properly..." ~Arthur Lydiard
I had great weather for a long run. It was 41° and slightly windy but not enough to hurt.
Being 4 weeks away from taper time, I tried another easy 26.2 but quit at 23. It just wasn't feeling as relaxed as it did 2 weeks ago. I did 26.2 in 3:49:20 (8:45) and today's 23 took 3:22:08 (8:47). It was still a quality session as I saved the suffering for race day.
Just 2 more 20+ mile runs before tapering.
Meeting my new woman's children tonight for the first time, so want to be ready for this very important occassion.
My Little Pal
GrandMaster you are! You put in some amazing LRs at really good times/paces given the relatively low overall mileage you run. (I peeked at your log.) How do you do it? Do you have a history of running a lot and also injury free? Btw, congratulations and continued good running.
Feeling weak and a little woozy right now, so will grab a shower, go pick up my car at the garage