Thursday, March 31, 2011

Moving Forward

After the LA Marathon, I have taken the last 2 weeks off of training. Other than a couple of 3 miles runs and a 4 mile walk with my wife, there has been no biking or swimming. Over the last 2 weeks, I have tried to figure out what went wrong, once again, at the LA Marathon. I have talked with several people, some athletes, some in the medical profession, about my issues....hunger at mile 9 and having no energy later in the race. Two theories have come up, one being the lack of protein I ate in the days leading up to the race. I have a PB&J sandwich for lunch on Friday and another one at the stadium before the race but that was it for protein. For the most part, Friday and Saturday was all carbs. Second was the fact that my body was using more energy to counteract the cold/rain/wind, makes sense, although I had a poncho on, but I was still wet and at times, cold. Time to move on, I have bigger things in my future...Vineman 70.3 on July 17th.

I received my training plan from Craig Moss the other day and have been studying it like crazy. I will be making some adjustments to the swimming portion by adding more distance to some of the workouts. I will also add a few longer bricks, later in the training cycle. I am also looking forward to meeting some people I follow on twitter and doing some bike rides and bricks with. With that starts Sunday with a 5 mile run.


Docrunner @Tri2Thrive said...

I was feeling guilty, having not run at all since the LA Marathon. I have my annual Seal Beach 10K this Saturday. That looks like a good a place as any to start-up again! Looking forward to following your Vineman training. I think I'm going to sign up for a "Master's Class" at the Los Al base pool tomorrow.

Southbaygirl said...

I'm excited to hear all about your 70.3 training!!!

And fueling is always an issue for most people...I run with pb&j sandwiches-i also eat chocolate. I wish i had seen you at mile 23-I had trail running food-m&m's and fritos!!!

You could always try the trail running fuel route: real food...potatoes, fritos, chocolate, pb&j etc...