I am all over the board today with my feelings/emotions.
As you know I am training for my first marathon ( Full). As of Jan 1 my training was kicked up by a pretty big notch. I am in 3 different cross training classes a wk(spin, core, and sports conditioning). My long runs are getting considerably longer and Ive added weight training. The last 2 weekends after my long runs Ive just all around felt like crap. I had a feeling I was not eating enough for my body to perform at the level I was demanding and that my carbs may also be to low for the hours of running I am doing. So I reached out to a sports nutritionist for some guidance. Told her how I'm eating, how I'm training and that I feel horrible for a day or two after my runs. I said I have a feeling I need to be eating more but I don't know how to go about doing that with out a gain. She confirmed I was not eating nearly enough and gave me some tips that I started implementing yesterday so I am hoping by this Saturdays run I will notice a difference. This Sat is a 16.5 mile run, so I need the fuel to get it done.
I also started weight training almost 3 wks ago now and when I started my trainer warned me I would most likely see a gain, but that the gain would be temporary. WELLL Today I am seeing that. My scale is up 2.6 lbs from last Wednesday (I really wish I had thought to ask HOW temporary that gain would be) and I know I didn't eat 2+ pounds . I track everything and I know it was not food chooses. So in my head I KNOW this is the muscle being built from the weight training but my heart is not believing my head at the moment.
Starting weight 273
Total loss 109
Oh well heres to a better weigh in next week.