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March 4 – March 10, 2013 Weekly Recap

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Bowerman and ChoyMiles: 57.1
Time on feet: 9:23:43
Long run mileage: 50
Elevation gain: 4,067 ft.
Number of activities: 3

This was race week for Land Between The Lakes Trail Race. The plan was to continue running until Thursday, but the weather was too horrible to run in and I didn’t want to risk getting injured due to the wet and frozen conditions.

Since I chose not to run, what I did instead was to make sure I hydrated and ate well to make sure my body could take the abuse of race day.

I loaded up with carbs on Thursday along with Megan (60k), Coby (50 Mile), Dave, and Cristina. We had baked rigatoni with meat sauce, garlic and spaghetti, cheese bread, steamed vegetables, and bread pudding. Safe to say that I ate tons and we still have leftovers! Very relaxed week overall.

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2 thoughts on “March 4 – March 10, 2013 Weekly Recap

  1. How many calories do you eat when carb loading? I’m having trouble forcing myself to eat a surplus after two years of trying to maintain a calorie deficit. I have a 50k trail race Saturday

    • I don’t really have a number I shoot for when carb loading. You don’t want to force yourself to eat a lot more than what your body can take. What I’ve been doing is eating more during race week. For the most part I eat until I’m full then add something small after. What this means for me is to add a sweet potato or a slice of toast with peanut butter after eating my regular meals. Sometimes just adding a fruit and drinking fruit juice after a meal will be enough calories to top you off. I think the last thing you want to do going into a long race is a calorie deficit.

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