While in Mexico, I took along some fun reading…
I really need to get some good novels back in the mix but if reading about hormones and training strategies entertains me, I know I’m in the right field!
I have so many ideas from the combination of these books that I’m going to add to our runner’s reset group. We start with a kick off call this Sunday evening so I can share an overview and answer your questions live.
I found the Runner’s World article on getting lean especially interesting because it is exactly the kind of plan that never worked for me!
As your body adjusts to running distances, nutritional needs shift and change and the old advice for runners does not always work- especially when you throw hormones into the mix. I’m excited to cover more of this in detail in the reset.
For more details, here’s what I’ve been emailing in response to many questions:
We lean toward a Whole 30 way of eating, with limited sugar, dairy, wheat. Coffee is fine up to 1-2 cups. I’ve found women are more successful without absolutes- so small amounts of sugar, grains, etc can fit in.
I encourage women to look at the right balance of foods (protein to carb to fat) for metabolic efficiency, which is balancing carbs and protein fairly equally, overall relatively moderate carb, not low, but not as high as we’re usually eating.We also talk about styles of working out that lead our bodies to store fat (moderate intensity) vs the benefits of focusing on the extremes (high intensity and very low intensity) to encourage fat loss.
And now for a totally unrelated but inspiring side note- did you see this 100 year old woman winning running records? Her life story is pretty crazy- she has seen it all, and I love that running is a healing outlet for her.
Do you ever feel like advice that works for other people doesn’t work for you?
Any easy reading novel recommendations for me?