Post race food splurge: reward yourself

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18/11/2013 at 10:43

Ran in a 10k event this weekend. My first in ten years.
I put a bit of effort in. Needless to say I was tired and hungry afterwards.

I had a meal of chicken + potatoes after I got back home.
Then in the evening, I laid on the settee and treated myself to some of the fattening foods I had been avoiding during training: ice cream, crisps, sandwiches, beer, cheese.

Nothing wrong with that, is there? Just rewarding myself...

18/11/2013 at 10:45

Im not sure what answer youre after? Im happy to tell you to keep gorging yourself on junk food after running 10k if thats what you want to hear

 

18/11/2013 at 10:56

It shouldn't do too much damage if I skip the training regime for a few days.

Good for morale.

18/11/2013 at 10:56

Well, i think people fall into a bit of a trap with running in that they overestimate calorie burn and under estimate the quantity in food.

You probably did curca 800 calories in the 10k and took on board about 3000 in that little lot above.

I am also unsure what answer you are after from what angle, but thats just my take on it!!

 

18/11/2013 at 10:57
Mike M wrote (see)

It shouldn't do too much damage if I skip the training regime for a few days.

Good for morale.

Nah youre fine, did you add some gravy to your chips though? Everything tastes better with gravy.

 

cougie    pirate
18/11/2013 at 10:58
So long as its a one off - but 10k only burns about 600 calories - so don't go nuts.
18/11/2013 at 10:59
cougie wrote (see)
So long as its a one off - but 10k only burns about 600 calories - so don't go nuts.

Incidentally the treadmills at my gym say I burn 800 calories when I run 10k. Not saying its right or wrong, not saying youre right or wrong. Just telling you what the machine says.

 

cougie    pirate
18/11/2013 at 11:03
Do you put your weight in them ?
18/11/2013 at 11:09
DT19 wrote (see)

Well, i think people fall into a bit of a trap with running in that they overestimate calorie burn and under estimate the quantity in food.

You probably did curca 800 calories in the 10k and took on board about 3000 in that little lot above.

I am also unsure what answer you are after from what angle, but thats just my take on it!!

 

800 + normal male calorie intake (2000) = 2800.

No problem with pigging out now and again.

As I said, it's good for morale. Maybe it should be part of everyone's training regime?

18/11/2013 at 11:28
Mike M wrote (see)

Ran in a 10k event this weekend. My first in ten years.
I put a bit of effort in. Needless to say I was tired and hungry afterwards.

I had a meal of chicken + potatoes after I got back home.
Then in the evening, I laid on the settee and treated myself to some of the fattening foods I had been avoiding during training: ice cream, crisps, sandwiches, beer, cheese.

Nothing wrong with that, is there? Just rewarding myself...

Er... avoid cheese at all costs.  And sandwiches.   

 

cougie    pirate
18/11/2013 at 11:30
I don't see why you'd be tired and hungry after a 10k. I think you might need to look at your training and diet ?
18/11/2013 at 11:35
Nose Nowt wrote (see)
Mike M wrote (see)

Ran in a 10k event this weekend. My first in ten years.
I put a bit of effort in. Needless to say I was tired and hungry afterwards.

I had a meal of chicken + potatoes after I got back home.
Then in the evening, I laid on the settee and treated myself to some of the fattening foods I had been avoiding during training: ice cream, crisps, sandwiches, beer, cheese.

Nothing wrong with that, is there? Just rewarding myself...

Er... avoid cheese at all costs.  And sandwiches.   

 

I do like a nice cheese sandwich.

18/11/2013 at 11:37

I don't feel the need to stuff myself with fatty foods after a 10k.

Nothing wrong with a nice dinner, but it is only 10k - as others have said, not more than about 600 calories burned.

18/11/2013 at 12:27

Not so much a reward for running the 10k but more a reward for your dedication and weeks of abstinance, eh Mike? 

18/11/2013 at 12:31
The real Mr I wrote (see)
Mike M wrote (see)

It shouldn't do too much damage if I skip the training regime for a few days.

Good for morale.

Nah youre fine, did you add some gravy to your chips though? Everything tastes better with gravy.

 

Trifle doesn't...

18/11/2013 at 12:35

600 is gross kcal burned for a 60ish kg man. net after resting kcals taken off is nearer 80 per mile so roughly 480 'extra'. If you're heavier you would burn more but then you may need to be cutting back on the pies anyway if you were much heavier.

18/11/2013 at 12:43

Mike - if you can't treat yourself after a hard race what's the point of living Good luck to you mate, you deserved it.

18/11/2013 at 12:47

I just don't bother avoiding the food I like at all, much better that way.

18/11/2013 at 12:52
mace wrote (see)

Mike - if you can't treat yourself after a hard race what's the point of living Good luck to you mate, you deserved it.

Indeed. I'm not a serious athlete and never intend to be.

And wasn't David Bedford known to sink a few pints?

18/11/2013 at 13:04

Jocky Wilson was also a  world class sportsman.

 

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