While preparing for my first marathon I read a lot of articles. Everything from strategy to tapering. Training to resting. But I realize I didn’t read much about issues after the marathon.
Specifically physical and mental issues that are consequences of training so hard for 4 months and then suddenly stopping. Maybe I’m alone in this, but I wasn’t prepared.
In training for my marathon I had to eat. I had to eat quite a lot. That wasn’t a problem for me. I love to eat! That is probably the reason I weighed 278 lbs two years ago. So marathon prep was a license to do what I wanted to without consequence… Or so I thought.
Now, 10 days removed from that once in a lifetime first marathon, I’m still eating. Not a lot, but more than I should. It is almost like all the bad habits I lost over the past couple of years are creeping back in my direction.
So 3 lbs isn’t a lot and I really am not that worried, but it is amazing how the things you need to do in preparing for a marathon are not necessarily good for you after it is all over. On top of that, I really want to lose 10 – 15 more pounds now that I don’t need all those carbs for running.
Anyway, I just wanted to put this “out there” for other foodies that are training for a Fall marathon to be careful after it is over.
Another option is to start training for another marathon. I may be doing this into old age just to stay thin. 🙂