What To Eat The Week Before The Marathon

Carbo Loading the week of the marathon

Carbo Loading the week of the marathon

I am about 4 weeks away from my first marathon of 2014. I want to do three (3) more long runs before the race, but I also need to start thinking about tapering and how to prepare for a good marathon experience. After all, my goal is to run the Denver Colfax Marathon in under four (4) hours. I had a setback with my training, but now for the last 11 days I am back at running and working out and so I am very excited about the final 4 weeks of my marathon training cycle. So, in preparation for my marathon madness this posting is about what to eat the week before the marathon. After all I will have 3 marathons to prepare for. [Read more...]

How to Vomit during Your Long Run

Saturday Long Run 04/19/2014

Saturday Long Run 04/19/2014

Saturday, time for a long run. I got up at 6.30 AM, had a good breakfast and then got ready for my long run. The temperatures were in the low 50s, but the way things looked I decided to wear my Nike DRI-Fit running jacket. Things can be a bit chilly here when the sun is behind a cloud cover. I would have not needed it for 80% of the run, but overall it was Ok. I rolled up the sleeves and kept the zipper open most of the time. Temperatures climbed into the low 60s during my run, but I had some off and on winds – especially the last 2 miles winds were very strong and I was happy to have the jacket. [Read more...]

15 Miles of Suck

Marathon Trainings Run

Marathon Trainings Run

Saturday was my first long run in four weeks and it sucked or better, I sucked. I had rested the day before and only ran twice this last week (Wednesday and Thursday) and before that I was out sick and side-lined for way too long. I had loaded up on carbs, but pretty much right from the start I could tell that this long run would be a difficult one. I have been sick twice in a row actually and so my minimum goal was to run at least the half marathon distance, but at one point even that felt hard to do. My legs felt heavy and I did not have any energy. [Read more...]