This is what I've woken up to for the last three mornings...What? Huh? Seriously... Snow every morning, sections of highway that require chains, and storm warnings for the mountains. It's like I fell asleep in October and woke up in January. This puts a little cramp in my running that I wasn't expecting for another month or so. I'm pretty sure it's a fluke and will warm up again. Positive thinking.
I was reading an article on runnersworld.com over the weekend and wanted to get your take. It is about a guy that is a marathoner and basically a MIT whiz. He came up with a formula to figure out how many calories needed for a carb load phase of 3 days before a marathon. If the right amount of calories are consumed then there will be no hitting the wall during race day. Check the article out here. Or you can just check out the calculator calculator here.
When I put in my info, I need to load an extra 2500 calories. That's an additonal 800 calories a day for 3 days. That's a lot. But if it can get me through a marathon without hitting the wall I'm in. I'm thinking I'm going to try it. That means I start today. An extra piece of fruit here and there, an extra serving of rice, another piece of wheat bread and another cup of pasta. Honestly I feel like they'll have to roll me to the start line if I eat that much!
How much do you eat before a marathon?
Do you like this calculator?
Do you think this guy's got it right?
We're heading out to Cali today. We're so excited! It will be nice to leave the snow behind. Now, it's time to get my eat on! I should just wear a bib around my neck all day... : )