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Im about halfway through my first whole 30 right now. I’m eating plenty of all the right foods suggested to be fueling my workouts as I’m training for a half marathon that is just a few days after I complete my Whole30. I strength train a few days a week and run a few. I ate fairly healthy and exercised regularly prior to beginning the whole 30. My issue is that I rarely have enough energy and motivation for a good workout. The instant I begin a run I feel drained and struggle to complete the run. I’m wondering if this could be a result of the whole 30 or something I’m doing wrong? I’m on day 16 and had hoped this would pass by now. I’m getting worried because now I haven’t gotten the proper training runs in that I should have by now. Any advice or suggestions as to why my energy levels have dipped so dramatically as I thought they would have picked up by now? Or any similar experiences? Thank you!
I know you're supposed to get some good protein prior to working out, but what about during a long run/ride? I'm training for a half marathon, cross training with cycling and some weight lifting, and I want to keep to the spirit of the Whole30 when I run my half (my whole30 ends tomorrow, run is end of November). I used to take gummy worms on long runs (10+ miles) and I'm wondering if dried fruit would be a good alternative to goo, pretzels, and/or other quick carby snacks. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
ashtynb89 posted a topic in Whole30 for athletesSo I'm about to give this Whole30 my first go, I'm pretty excited about it. I've done something similar in the past and really enjoyed how I felt afterwards, hoever it wasn't as strict. I only cut out MOST dairy and grains. My trainer told me about Whole30 after I had been complaining of feeling like I was in a rut and needed to switch things up. I bought the book and I'm only a few chapters in but I'm totally sold. I've not only been in a rut, but have felt unhappy towards my body, my relationship wiht food has been poor and overall I have had an unhealthy mindset. I feel like this will help me psycologically and I'm really excited for that. Here is my concern though, being as I was in a rut I got a bit ambitious and signed up for 2 half marathons (1 trail) and a Spartan Super, all within weeks of each other starting at the end of May. I'm a very athletic person, avid weight lifter, occassional runner, I've done many races in the past, including a Spartan Beast last year. So none of this is new to me. That being said, I'm worried about how the Whole30 eating regiman will affect my training. Next week, the 24th, is my start date for Whole30. Next weekend, the 28th begins my running schedule. The Monday after that begins my weight training 3x a week, sprints & hills 1x a week, Saturdays long runs. I need to make sure I'm fueling my body accordingly. I just want to ensure I have energy during these 30 days, and I would like to continue as close to paleo as possible. But I think after this I will incorporate my whey protein shakes and quest bars again, thats what I usually use to fuel pre and post workout. So what are your guys suggestions? Any other super active people out there who have trained heavily during this process before? What are your meals like pre and post workout? Help!
I am on week 2 of whole 30 and I feel great, I think my runs are suffering a little bit, but I am hoping that will change over time as my body gets used to this type of eating. I have my second half marathon this weekend and I am not sure if I can do it without fueling with gels and gatorade they provide on the course. Do I bring my own coconut water for electrolytes? Do you think if I bring fruit pouches and lara bars I will be ok? If I do have gels on this race how bad of a setback will this be? since I am new to running and this is my second half, I am still trying to figure things out and this eating paleo makes it so much harder.