Phase 1 and training for a half marathon?
I know the answer to this- it's not possible.
My story: lost nearly 70 lbs and when I phased off, I started running and got hooked. Ran a couple 5ks and then fell off the wagon eating wise. I just got back on the wagon and have kept off nearly 50 lbs but going for losing another 35+. The only problem is I have a half marathon in May that I already signed up for and training starts now! So, yesterday before my first run (only a 2 miler but I'm not a very good runner so even that's a challenge) I had a restricted bar. Well, my run was pretty awful. I had no energy, my head got spinny and I headed back home and felt like I was going to pass out! My husband made me drink OJ and eat a granola bar "or else" and those helped me feel better pretty quickly.
So, I have a huge conundrum!! I need to get this last 35 lbs off but I need to train for the half. Can I modify phase 1 in a way that this could all work together? I only run 3 days a week so maybe modify those 3 days. But, then of course I'm out of ketosis, etc etc. Thoughts?? This is starting to keep me up at night. Lame, I know. I feel torn between two things I want/need to do.
Any advice appreciated!!
Started Ideal Protein: 1.11.11
Started Maintenance: 8.23.11 (see above ticker)
Re-starting on South Beach: 2.13.13
New ticker with new start weight:
Last edited by ash825; 01-15-2012 at 04:40 PM.