By the end of the first week I had dropped 7 lbs but I was worried about the weekend because I had two major running events:
- Saturday: I had a 20 mile training run along the blue line, in preparation for the Akron marathon
- Sunday: I was running the Buckeye Half Marathon.
Friday night I decided to eat a bit more carbs so I ate a bowl of brown rice and had an extra fruit. On Saturday and Sunday morning I ate carbs for breakfast, a bit of oatmeal with chocolate, honey, some peanut butter and yogurt. I took plenty of water and had Gatorade during the runs.
I was surprised to find out that everything went fine! My 20 mile training run was strong, I was not to thirsty, and my pace was 8:30 and finished strong (compare this to the previous 20 miler, a week ago, pre-carb, 8:54 pace and walking). The half marathon race on Sunday also went well. My pace was 7:40, a bit on the slower side (compare with 6:53 in the 10 miler, two weeks ago) but I felt strong overall (especially considering that the previous day I had run 20 miles)
- Leave no Trace Half Marathon Trail Run
- River Run Half Marathon
- Youngstown 25K
- Akron Marathon