Marathon Plan Week 4 of 24

Thankfully the plan this week is a "recovery week". Last week was HARD. One hour and ten minutes was a very long run for me yesterday. Still not 100% on workouts. Skipped the alternative 30 minutes of cardio and one strength training sessions. But, I did do all of the foundation runs and one strength training sessions.

This week should be much easier:

  • Monday: off
  • Tuesday: Foundation Run 40 min + 4 x 30 sec strides
  • Wednesday: Strength
  • Thursday: Foundation Run 40min + 4 x 30 sec strides
  • Friday: Alt. Cardio 25 minutes
  • Saturday: Optional Foundation Run 30 minutes; Strength
  • Sunday: Foundation Run 50 minutes

Since I have been feeling better on the miracle drug Prilosec, I did a wheat experiment this weekend. Wheat foods tested over 3 days (in this order): 1 Uno Breadstick (Friday), 2 oz plain pasta (Sat), 1 small low carb whole wheat tortilla (Sat), 1 cup protein enriched special K (Sun), one slice Maggie inspired Protein Pumpkin Bread (replaces banana with Pumpkin; Sun) and < 1/4 cup all bran (Sun). I think for me wheat has an additive bad effect. These were spaced out over the weekend with appropriate protein selections.  No other risky foods were eaten. I was still feeling OK on Saturday but by Sunday, I was incredibly bloated, achy & malodorous (room clearing). Wheat is evil. Darnit.

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2 comments on “Marathon Plan Week 4 of 24
  1. Shelly says:

    Have you been checked for celiac? It is a gluten intolerance and can develop at any point in life. My son had a wheat allergy which he seems to have outgrown, and the effects of wheat were definitely cumulative. He could tolerate small amts of wheat, infrequently. As soon as he ate wheat more often and/or larger quantities, his tolerance would fall and he would get sick. I know it is very hard to eliminate wheat from your diet, but it will be worth the effort, mentally as well as physically.

  2. Cathy says:

    Hi Shelly
    Thanks for the comment & suggestions. I have not been tested but it’s a good idea. Autoimmune disease runs in my family & given the alternatives, I’d be happy with celiac disease, if that is how I’m impacted (others have/had MS, Bell’s Palsy, Guilliam Barre Syndrome). And thank you for the wheat allergy info. I have an appointment set up with a GI doc in a few weeks to talk about food allergy possibilities so will ask about Gluten intolerance/celiac disease. And yes, wheat is in EVERYTHING!