Today’s Workout – Easy Run

Total Miles: 11.05 miles

Total Time: 1:41:11

Average Pace: 9:10 min/mile

I think I have mentioned a few times before how happy I am that fall is here! The weather for today’s runs was BEAUTIFUL!Β 

I broke out tights for today’s run. Β I could have probably been fine in shorts, but I never did get real hot.

My husband had 2 pairs of Nike Tights that he got by accident, so he let me have one. I will take hand me down running clothing any day! πŸ™‚

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These actually are the best tights I’ve worn. They are easy to get on, not super thick like I would need for the winter, and then are so soft and comfortable!

I wish my legs would have gotten the memo that it was time to run, but they never did. They felt heavy and sore pretty much the entire run. I just focused on taking it very slow and easy. I even stopped a couple times to stretch.

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Overall not a bad run and averaged around a 9:10 min/mile. Β I’ll take it seeing as my legs and mind were not on the same page today.

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I came home and really focused on rolling my legs because they felt so tight today. I need them back on point for tomorrow’s speed workout.

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Please excuse my hair that is in crazy need of a haircut and a dye job. Maybe it will be in the budget one of these days!

I had a dentist appoint this afternoon and now I am finally home to relax!

I have a very interesting topic to discuss with you all today. Β Weight gain during training.

I don’t talk a whole lot on the blog about my nutrition, because to be honest mine isn’t that amazing. I am working on it and every day I make small strides to eat better and making sure my body gets the PROPER nutrition. I am the first to admit that I still have a lot to learn.

Most of the time I don’t even get on the scale for several reasons:
1. My weight fluctuates so drastically during the day mostly from fluid and proper hydration.
2. It can get me down when I see my weight jump around
3. I know I am not eating as well as I should

My husband and I had a conversation about this the other day during our slow and easy run. Β He said that it is very common for many marathoners to gain weight in the off season because they don’t really monitor how and what they eat as much. Β THEN when it comes to real marathon training (3-4 months out) they really buckle down on eating the right things and get down to their “racing weight.”

My happy racing weight is actually several pounds less than I am right now, and that Β is okay. I have almost 8 months until I will be racing.

I would however really like for someone to tell my body that it doesn’t need to be hungry 24/7!! Thank you πŸ™‚

My question is – do you think it is okay to let your weight fluctuate like that or do you like to stay around the same weight at all stages of training?

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