Hi Catherine – I had the best run of my career at the NYC marathon on Sunday! Everything seemed to be aligned to get me through a really great race. I followed the nutrition plan you outlined, even on the streets of NY, and feel certain that made a big difference for me.
I paced with a 5 hr group that ran a little slower than I could have performed, but I was interested in a good, fun run with a guaranteed time no later than 5, so hung with the group. I finished in 4:55, so I’m very pleased with my time. Last year I did the Houston marathon in 5:01, so that was a decent time for me. Bill had the Zone bar and chocolate milk for me at the finish.
I got back on track yesterday and want to build on the great nutritional foundation I think I’ve now created and have no desire for the candy, breads and wine right now. I lost a few pounds at the marathon and want to keep it off. No dieting but just replacing bad habits with healthier new ones.
Thanks for being on my “coaching team”. I really appreciate your recommendations and support. Now it’s off to San Antonio!