Boy, what a difference a week of good solid nutrition can make on the energy system! Duh. My runs are simply strong and enjoyable again. Lifting is solid and making gains. I'm not craving anything, I'm not hungry, I'm not crabby. Feeling great mentally and physically, it's a great place to be.
I ran a 15 on Saturday and 20 on Sunday without any saran wrap walls; it was all good and well fueled. A good place to be.
Except for the scale. But what am I going to do? Starve myself so that I can't run an easy five miles with Topaz, can't build muscle and am a bitch in general .. oh, but I can fit into a size 4 jeans? No thanks. I want to be able to run 100s and feel good, I want to compete in the bodybuilding show in October and it takes energy consumption. I don't know if I can do both, but I am going to do this bodybuilding show. I do worry that with all of the running I won't be able to build the physique that I want to build. This year will be a year to learn; a mix of running and bodybuilding, maybe next year I'll go all bodybuilding-to be determined.
By rereading my Precision Nutrition v1/2 and I have ordered v3, it just hasn't yet arrived, I am again putting good solid nutrition in place, eating just below the caloric needs necessary to build mass, maintain low body fat and continue with the ultra running. I'll check each week to make sure my outcome is consistent with my goals and tweak as necessary.
This is all a work in progress, today it feels good !
Today I begin to coach another session of Beginning Runners in Big Lake. We'll be meeting at 630; if you are interested be sure to contact me.