I just finished my winter races when I heard about CNS/CBL and have taken some time off to focus on weight training. Yesterday I received notice that I beat the odds and did in fact get selected for the NYC Marathon. I'm really excited because 1) its my first full marathon 2) I'm originally from NY and my whole family can watch me race 3) I'll get to go home and meet my first niece/nephew who is due 6wks before the race. So I'm running it!
In both books there are references to modifications for distance runners. Has anyone had experience with this?
Last year during my race season (a 5k, a 10k, and 2 half marathons) I ate pretty low carb. Here's an example of my typical race training schedule:
Saturday: long run
Sunday: off (or yoga or swim).
Suggestions/commentary for timing of carbs welcome. I usually run in the AM, long runs are always 6am Saturdays.
I was thinking a Friday night carb nite before the long run? Like the AM back loading protocol.