A lb a week for 7 wks starting today :-)

Discussion in 'Dieting, Weight Loss & Fitness' started by threebirds, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. KRobbo

    KRobbo Mummy to Oliver

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    The ab routine is a separate DVD from the annoying Jillian. Its quite hard and I can't do it all yet. I'm doing it with DH who is quite fit and struggles at times so that makes me feel better!
     
  2. Irish_eyes

    Irish_eyes ~hoping for a miracle~

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    Hi Dylis, this is my first marathon but I have been running for two years and have done a few races like 5ks, 10k, 8 milers and even did two legs of the Belfast marathon which was about 9.5 miles. I run for a club so there is about 20 of us all going and I just thought if I am going to do my first marathon then why not in Paris? :haha: I haven't been to Paris so thought this would be my opportunity. :haha:

    Your shin splints could be to do with the trainers you are wearing. When I started running I was wearing normal trainers and suffered badly with shin splints then went to get my gait monitoring and got proper running shoes. The only time I get shin splints now is when I need to replace my runners.
     
  3. ILoveShoes

    ILoveShoes Well-Known Member

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    Hey Irish Eyes,
    I typed a reply about your diet the other day (a reply to your reply) but its not shown up!
    In a nutshell, I said...
    I don't think 1200 calories is enough for anyone, nevermind a runner! It really bugs me that MFP uses it as a calorie goal, because its lower than a lot of peoplr's basal metabolic rate.
    In hindsight, I really don't think its a good idea to try and lose weight while training for a marathon. Your nutrition is so important for fueling your training and aiding your recovery. I really don't think you should restrict your intake (especially carbs).
    Maybe you could ask your coach for advice?
    I got a really good book marathon nutrition (however, I ignored most of what it said!!) I'll find out what its called for you.
    How's your training so far? What kind of distance are you up to?
    I hope I don't come across as preachy or a know it all; Id just hate for you to make the mistakes that I Did.
    xx
     
  4. KRobbo

    KRobbo Mummy to Oliver

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    Woo hoo!! 4lbs down which is where I was almost a month ago, time to start again x
     
  5. Irish_eyes

    Irish_eyes ~hoping for a miracle~

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    @ILoveShoes, of course I don't find your preachy. I think it is really good to hear from other peoples experiences. I also thought MFP calories were really low although some days I could eat them plus whatever I gain through my runs and feel full all day. I have to say I haven't been religiously filling in MFP and ignored it yesterday as I was being bad. :haha:

    That would be great if you could give me the name of that book as I was going to start looking into a book for runners diet. This may just save me the hassle.

    As I am following Hal Higdons Novice 2 programme I am up to 12 miles and this week my long run is only 9 miles. I go up to 14 miles next week though.

    Any other marathon advice would be great too. I find that I am losing energy around 8-9 mile mark so I know I need to refuel then. I read on the High5 site (the energy gel people) that they recommend that you should take 2 gels 10-15 mins before starting the marathon. I was going to test this out this weekend to see if it keeps my energy levels high for longer. I am not even thinking of taking the ones with caffeine. Although the day I did 12 miles, I had a bowl of porridge an hour before I started. During the run I had water and a sports drink and took one High5 gel around the 7-8 mile mark. Made no difference and I struggled from start to finish. I am really hoping I was just having a bad day as the week before I did my 11 miles in the lashing rain, running through not puddles but rivers (that's what they were like on the footpaths), soaked to the skin and all I had was a few jelly babies throughout the run. I did start to tire out around the 8-9 mile mark again but I was able to carry on to the end and it was somewhat enjoyable. The 12 mile run was awful and it has sort of frightened me a bit.

    Sorry, that was such a long post.
     
  6. ILoveShoes

    ILoveShoes Well-Known Member

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    Im at work at the min - but I'll do you a proper reply tonight! :)
    Just wanted you to know I'd seen your post xx
     
  7. threebirds

    threebirds Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone :hugs:
    Im so pleased to see this thread is still going strong. I was about to get back into MFP in the new year when I found out I was preg!!! Still very very early days! Trying to eat healthily but not cal counting - just trying to get a balanced diet.
    Good luck ladies xxxxxxxxxxx
     

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