Boston is just one week away…
My Saturday run was solo with a podcast, and I finished up with 50 miles for the week.
We also took Beretta out for a walk, and Skye got in her sprints for the day.
In 2019 I did a carb depletion the week leading up to the St. George Marathon and CIM. I talk about it more in-depth in this post. We ate very little carbohydrates for three days, followed by carb-loading for two days, and then we ate normally for two days. For St. George, I had felt like the carb-depletion helped me, but I have no proof whether it really did or not. The carb depletion made me feel so terrible and grumpy both times that I tried it and so when I thought about doing it for Boston, I couldn’t convince myself to go for it again. While it might have helped my body store more carbs leading up to the race, I don’t want to feel that awful again. I’ll eat pretty normally this week with an increase in carbs, and I’m excited to use Maurten gels during the race because they make me feel so good while running.
These carbs on Saturday tasted so good.
We had a bunch of family in town this weekend, so we ate out together.
An intense tetherball competition also occurred.
Andrew was at work on Sunday, so I hung with the kids most of the day.
The kid’s favorite pillow:
And we also went over to celebrate my nephew’s birthday.
My brother-in-law made our favorite banana cream pie, and I’m sure I could have eaten the entire pie if I had the opportunity.
Off for my last double-digit run with a 5k time trial thrown in the middle!
What about you? Do you carb-load? Carb-deplete? Stick to normalcy leading up to a race?
-I always cut out fiber the day before a marathon, which works for me!
Did anyone have a long run this last weekend? Was any good food eaten?
What was the last podcast that you listened to?