Originally Posted by AlaskanRN
My coach told me I can do any exercise I want. Im currently training for a 16 mile mountain run ( the race goes through a mountainous pass in Seward, Alaska) and im in phase one. I sometimes workout 3 hrs a day and dont feel weak necessarily, just really hungry!!! Im sure this kind of training on no carbs is not a great idea.... But well we will see.
Didn't you post in another thread about being HUNGRY all the time with cravings and struggling to stay OP? Well you just found your answer!!!
IP in definitely a NO EXERCISE eating plan. 700-900 calories are NOT enough to support your body when exerting that kind of energy!! In fact, exercise can slow or even STOP WEIGHT LOSS when eating in this low calorie range! (Your coach should know this!!)
For those who simply must exercise, a very LIGHT workout can be done but you MUST have an extra unrestricted packet w/in a half hour post work out. (A three hour workout would not be recommended at all.)
It really sounds like you need to reconsider being on IP while on this heavy training regime. Not only is it physically taking a toll but it is taking a toll emotionally as stated in your other post about the frustration of cravings, hunger and inability to maintain being OP for more than a couple days. In this situation, don't see those as your weaknesses as much as your body rebelling!