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Zach-Zapster

Member Since 03 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 19 2011 04:42 PM
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In Topic: Marathon Training

19 December 2011 - 04:42 PM

School has been kind of crazy so I'm trying to get back into my normal running routine. I usually run about 4 to 5 times a week, but lately its been about 2 to 3.

I feel great when I eat one of the Zing bars.It give me a ton of energy. I don't usually eat a whole one because it fills me up to much to run on.
I'm working on upping my distance, I've always been more of a sprinter...which for me maks 13.1 miles sound really long. lol. I usually run about 2 to 3 miles a day. But once I become more intentional about it probably after Christmas I will push myself to run farther.

Now that I'm on this gluten free diet, I can actually run farther than 2 miles a day easily! It makes running so much more fun!


Sarah,
Thanks....so you eat them before the start of a run....have eaten them after a run? and do they seem to provide energy after the fact? my issue is low energy levels after any sports activities.

The 4-5 times a week are these long distances; more than 6 miles or less?

Thanks again for the info.

Zach

In Topic: Marathon Training

19 December 2011 - 04:38 PM

Hi Zach,

I ran my first marathon in May and am currently training for another next May. Training long distances will just plain make you tired (and I little bit sick of running at times). I use gels during long runs, since they are easy to carry and don't take up much room. My diet in general is low on starches, high on fruits, vegetables and meat - not the typical marathon training diet, but it works for me.

Remember to start slow, you've got to build up your mileage. That helps with staving off fatigue and injury. I use the runner's world Smart Coach for my training plans, which only has me running 2x a week. I cross train 3x a week on top of that and frequently those workouts involve running as well.


Hi Kmag,
Thanks for the info. What are the gels you mention? I haven't heard of them.

thanks,

Zach

In Topic: Marathon Training

04 December 2011 - 07:33 AM

Sarah,
Thanks for the response. I had a look at those after you posted, and they look like they fit the bill. For long distance running, do you run 5-6 days a week or 2-3 days? if so what are your energy levels like when you eat the Zings? also what sort of distance do you run?

thanks,

Zach