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Fitness, My Weekly Workouts, Running Tips

Holiday Half Marathon Training: Week 2 + Managing “Runger”

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If you’ve ever trained for a race you’ve probably experienced  a little something called “runger”.

What the heck is “runger” you ask? Let’s define it: “runger” = insatiable hunger you feel after running.  And boyyyyyy did I have a serious case of runger this entire past week.

When you start running or heck doing any type of exercise after not doing it for awhile it sends your body into shock. You’re extra sore, tired and yep…HUNGRY!

After experiencing this crazed sense of hunger last week it really got me thinking how important it is to not let it get the best of you. Running depletes your body of its glycogen stores which can cause you to crave carbs/sugar post run. This makes it really easy to fall into that mindset of “ohhhh I had an awesome run I deserve an doughnut/pizza/giant bowl of pasta”. 

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Fitness, My Weekly Workouts

Holiday Half Marathon Training: Week 1 + Weekly Workouts

Happy 1st day of October!

There’s always something about a new month that makes me want to sit down, plan and get my life in order anddd that’s exactly what I did today.

Looking at the next few months I’m SO BUSY with travel for work, friends coming into town, football games…etc OH and the holidays.

It’s so easy to use being “busy” as an excuse to not workout. We’re all busy and yet people still find ways to train for half marathons, lift weights or fit in a yoga class. It simply comes down to if it’s important to you or not.

So, to help keep me focused on my health and fitness during these very busy and challenging holiday months I’ve decided to use Kara Goucher’s Half Marathon training plan (again) to train for the San Diego Holiday Half Marathon on December 16th.

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