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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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