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Old Wed, Nov-28-01, 08:31
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Question Question about Running/Marathons

Hello Everyone - just joined the forum and starting Induction on Atkins today! I've done Atkins before and was successful in my weight loss and am going to start a new low-carb lifestyle today! (Both of my parents are living low-carb and have kept off 45 pounds each for over a year now!!)

My question relates to running - I just completed my first Marathon in late October. I am planning my second in April - I use a run/walk training method and my pace is extremely slow - I'm running for accomplishment, not speed or competition. I am going to start training for my April marathon but am going to incorporate speed and hill work in order to slightly increase my pace (to roughly a 12 minute mile). I had planned to start my 3-4 times weekly runs again this week - should I considering that I'm also starting Induction too? I usually run 30-45 minutes during the week, and do longer runs on the weekend.

Any suggestions, and what should I do about the belief the runners need carbs for short bursts of energy while running long distances? How can I incorporate a low-carb diet with my running?!?!

Any help is appreciated!!! Thanks -
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Old Wed, Nov-28-01, 11:30
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Plan: IN LIMBO!!!!!
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Progress: 42%
Location: Northern California
Default just keep doing what your doin'

IMHO, just keep doing what you are doing, and let your body tell you what it needs. more calories, give it more calories. more fat, give it more fat. protein, give it that.
you can do this with low carbing.
drink plenty of water.
take some supplements.
Keep your water intake up!
i'm very impressed and envious! i am only up to doing 12k's right now, but am hopeful to do marathons. check out the exercise forum, trainerdan, fern, and nat are full of great advise.
oh yea, WELCOME
hope this helps
brenda
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