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! 

I broke out tights for today’s run.  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! :)

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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.  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.  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.  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.  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  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 :)

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?