RER148 : Weight Gain During Marathon Training

RER148 : Weight Gain During Marathon Training

RER148 : Weight Gain During Marathon Training

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I’ve had to learn that you can do all the exercise in the world to lose and maintain weight, but if you’re eating the wrong stuff, you’re just stabilizing the weight. If you do happen to lose weight, the wrong foods set you up for a rebound. I’ve done my share of crazy intense workouts, and gotten really fit for activities like running a marathon, kickboxing, and even Tahitian dancing. But being “fit” doesn’t mean the same as “weight loss” or having lost unwanted weight or improvement in body composition. One isn’t necessarily better than the other, they’re just different.

The rebound is funny thing. You might know that recreational gambler who brags about winning at a casino. Only to explain that they did win, BUT lost the winnings because they couldn’t walk away when on top. Nevertheless…”they won!” The rebound and “diets” are the same. At one point in time, probably mentioned on the podcast, I went on an Atkins diet. Mainly the induction phase. I lost a good amount of weight and felt great. Eventually I put the weight back on and it sucked. The dieters mindset is that you can go back to doing what you did before, to re-lose the weight. However how many of us fail at re-living past diet success? I have. I hear people experience the same on their own exercise and weight loss journey. It always surprises me when some of these folks, despite their failure, fall back on that way of dieting. Insane right? Like the gambler who loses the “winnings” and still claims they won!

Article: Marathon Training Made Me Fat


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RER120 : Special Guest Re-Up – Rick Bentley | Simply Human Podcast | Marathon Training

RER120 : Special Guest Re-Up – Rick Bentley | Simply Human Podcast | Marathon Training

RER120 : Special Guest Re-Up - Rick Bentley | Simply Human Podcast | Marathon Training

Special guest re-up and extended interview with Rick Bentley. We talked about co-hosting the Simply Human Podcast, podcasting, marathon training, and more. Tons of fun! Cheers!


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Ru El’s Running 105 : Hey Tony! |  What Are You Carrying For Long Trail  Runs?

Ru El’s Running 105 : Hey Tony! | What Are You Carrying For Long Trail Runs?

Ru El's Running 105 : - Hey Tony! | What Are You Carrying On Long Trail Runs?

What Are You Carrying Out On Long Training Runs?

Ru and ultrarunner Tony Portera (@irunultras) talk about the long run, trail safety, specific gear, how to make coffee, and something other stuff on running.


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How to overcome the fear of running a distance?

How to overcome the fear of running a distance?

Back in Dec 2014, I drafted a post “How to overcome the fear of running a distance?” Never released it and it sat in a draft state till recently. I didn’t edit it. Just added these brief intro explaining why I decided to just click the Publish button after all this time. Basically I was asked a similar question and I knew I had thought on a response long ago written, which today I feel still holds true (at least for me). So thanks Jim Smith for the kick in the pants.

How to overcome the fear of running a distance?

How to overcome the fear of running a distance?

Do you like running? Are you new to the sport of distance running? 5k, 10k, 13.1m, 26.2m, 50k, 69k and bazillion milers? Like coffee I enjoy running. So I try to do what I can to make sure I really get to enjoy my cup of mileage and time out on the run. If your like me, speed takes a back seat to distance. It’s easy for me to do since I’m slower than a constipated snail.

How to get over worrying about the distance? In my very half marathon event, I remember the thoughts “This is just training for a marathon”. It helped change my mindset by helping me believe I was meant something greater, alleviate any jitters, and boosted my confidence. I remember when I was going to do my first marathon, I remember telling myself “This is just training for a 50k.” You get the picture. It works…to a point and I’m still learning to figure stuff out. Basically you could also worry about another distance or something else to take your mind off of things. A sort of ability to disassociate from a situation to not along the mental demons from wrecking you. This is what needs to be learned through trial and error, which is experience. I realize in life there are times where we should appreciate the moment and live in the present. However, when the present moment is hard as hell, you’d have a hell of a time cherishing it. So it seems blocking certain aspects of a grueling activity to allow an individual to complete a job is a good strategy used to be successful. RER25Logo

“Stay focused and disassociate because it’s not going to last. The deal is, no matter whatever it is, the bad or the good will both pass so you just have to stay the course. It’s only momentary.” ~Errol “The Rocket” Jones

Eating The Elephant

For a different spin on mindset and mind tricks, listen to a conversation with ultrarunner Carlos Dones (@CarlosDones) on podcast episode 75 (Apple Podcasts link here and show page here) where Tony described essentially breaking down a stage into marathon distance (26.2) increments. Some days were more miles. But the point was, rather then focussing on the daunting total of 170 miles (see Grand To Grand Ultra), he focused on a “smaller” distance and ate the elephant one bite at a time. Thanks for listening!

Ru El’s Running 097 : Hey Tony! | What Are Some Top Tips For Staying Healthy When Training For Longer Races?

Ru El’s Running 097 : Hey Tony! | What Are Some Top Tips For Staying Healthy When Training For Longer Races?

Ru El's Running 097 : Hey Tony! | What Are Some Top Tips For Staying Healthy When Training For Longer Races?

Ultra runner Tony Portera (@irunultras) and Ru El mix things up and get to the question “What Are Some Top Tips For Staying Healthy When Training For Longer Races?”


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Ru El’s Running 054 : Run Update | Training & Injury | 91-Year Old Veteran Runs Across America


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Run Update:
Not much running lately. Am getting antsy and have missed a few days planned for runs. Time has been spent strength training and on a periodized plan towards a possible 50-mile run in October.

Running News:

Why a 91-year-old veteran is running across America.
Ernie Andrus, a 91-year-old World War II veteran, has been making progress in his mission to become the oldest American to run across America. As Steve Hartman explains, he hopes to bring attention to one of the war’s unsung heroes.
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Health & Fitness:

As mentioned in a previous podcast and post, I’ve been working on building strength. So a couple of days a week I’m working some key exercises that interest me at the moment:
  • Front Squats
  • Goblet Squats
  • Jump Rope
  • Dead Hang starting position
  • Hollow Pull-Up
The front squats I’m new to and only get to practice this movement on days I get to visit the office gym. Otherwise I practice the goblet squats using a dumb bell at home. The jump rope is my indulgence exercise. I LOVE JUMP ROPE! Lastly, when I’m not sitting around or jumping around, I’m literally hanging around building up time holding the starting position of a pull-up or a dead hang and while in hollow position.
Check out “The ‘Best’ Upper Body Pull” on Strongfirst.com by Pavel Tsatsouline.

Family & Play:
Ironically while in between building strength, I’m getting hurt. I have a history of back injury. A couple of times in the past week I’ve done improper lifting either of a child or some free weight, which cause some back twinge resulting in 2-3 days of a tight back. It could be worse and has been worse before. Fortunately I’ve been able to function and take care of the family despite the discomfort.


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