It's funny that it was even called a cut because honestly, I didn't stick with those macros one day because obviously, training fuel comes first but I feel great and going to add on moving forward going into the taper for my 50K.
With my nutrition in terms of training, I basically added in 100 calories/hour of exercise (in 100% carb so 25g C) for each day. On Saturday, I ran for 3 hours (all of the workouts are per my coach leading into my events so I don't set this), and he reviews my nutrition as well. I'm not going to do a cut without making sure that was okay first of course. So, on Saturday I did 75g C extra and my fats were right around 50g F too (so total was 300g C for that day as I wasn't exact). If I'm ever ever hungry on those long run days, I NEVER ignore a hunger signal...ever ever. On Sunday, I didn't track...family events and hashtag balance. Obviously, you can see that my approach is much different than it used to be because when you learn how it all works, you know you don't have to be obsessive to still get the desired end result. I was hesitant with weighing myself because people get SO JUDGE-Y but I did just for the sake of making this little experiment as exact as possible.
This week, I will be going up 20g C. I typically only do 5g carb for my clients, but I know that this initital jump for me can be substantial since I was higher before and I was maintaining. I will increase this round based on hunger cues (i.e. If I'm super hungry, I'll go up more the next week). I expect to get pretty high this round, as I'm feeling good. haha! But who knows and I take it week by week just like I do with everyone to see how my body is responding.
I love looking at my workout weeks in review. I'm just like WOOHOO I DID ALL THAT and it was so fun! Legit, I just love meeting up with people and getting in these workouts and just find it all so fun! I update my coach in training peaks and then he gives me new workouts each day to help me progress towards the goals that I have in speed and races. Also, I have been really really diligent about mobility work and stretching and going to add in some epsom salt baths because I feel so great right now-in peak shape but not feeling any aches, pains, or even soreness after big workouts. Tanner and I have been putting down the plans for our next adventure, which is the Lofoten Trail 50 miler in Norway in June 2017!!! WHAT WHAT? I've mentioned this race before, but I'm just so thrilled about it.
We were also discussing the logistics and how we would go about training. I just bought the book "Running your first Ultra" and it's a fantastic and well done book. She has a guideline for a 50 miler, but it legit has you running back to back long runs on the weekends (so long runs on Saturdays and Sundays) for 6 months..... yea we aren't that type. haha! We do way too many other things to commit to that so our ultra experience will be more of a "let's just finish this thing in one piece while having the most #doepicstuff of our life before we have babies and travel the world doing it."
We were discussing last night how we really want to make the rest of this year a year of travel and fun! It's easy to get complacent and just stay at home on the weekends and be lazy but when you get out and explore, it's amazing. My 3 hour run on the trails...ah! So wonderful! Nature does something to my soul and I become 100% a hippy and just want to stay out there forever. So, we want to do some really cool trips exploring the beauty of the world (top choices: Costa Rica, Peru, Ireland, Scotland, Western US) Here's a video of the Norway ultra and you'll see why I love it so much.
Hope you guys had a wonderful Mother's Day of rest and relaxation loving on your moms!!!