Posted: 19/05/2013 at 08:47
So I've been nosying at this forum for some days now as the butterflies are firmly setting up shop in my tummy!
This is my first marathon and I'm curious as to whether anyone else has gone through a transition from occasional runner who would happily stay in bed rather than run in the cold to some sort of running/stats/race calander/pacing/foam rolling obsessed MONSTER!? I caught 'the bug' about 18 months ago with a few 10ks and halves and since training for this marathon it is all I can talk about! My poor friends must be sooo bored with my rubbish chat so I thought I'd vent on here for a few minutes
Also - I cannot stop eating! I get a 'Time To Eat' warning light approximately once an hour and have just very easily polished off 2 baked sweet potatoes with bolognaise! Anybody else having this problem where I might actually put on weight training for this marathon? I'd like to say never again, but I'm already Googling my next one...:S Perhaps the novelty will wear off at...oooh...about 20 miles...
I know what you mean about the eating. This is my first marathon too and I reckon I've put on around 5lbs - certainly need all my energy and have been carb loading most saturday nights for my long runs on a Sunday morning. I'm quite terrified to be honest!