Qs/As Worth Sharing

* obligatory disclaimer * I’m not a doctor, trained professional, RD, life coach, etc. Please take all thoughts expressed here with a grain of salt.

RUNNING/WORKING OUT

* How did you become part of the Oiselle team? Did they recruit you or did you ask/apply to be part? (WannabeBird)
I applied last summer – team has since filled capacity but you can read more about how it works.

* You posted about your training spreadsheet a while ago – can you send it to me? (Lindsey)
Happy to share the Type A Training Log 🙂

What is your favorite SoCal half? (Laura)
I don’t think I have one! Fontana is a good downhill course & Laguna Hills is challenging but surprisingly scenic for suburbia. Santa Barbara wins the 26.2 hands down.
* What were your typical training paces leading up to your 3:37? I was so sad to see you miss a BQ by a few sec/mile…(FellowBostonHopeful)
Sigh. That race & training was more guts & luck than finesse or strategy. Easy/Long Runs 845-9, Tempo 650-710, 800s low3.

My next two races land on my next two periods! Do you experience any exhaustion from yours and if you do, do you train or eat differently? (Sarah)
Yes! I load up on eggs, spinach, and beans – all high in iron which gets zapped by Flo and are slightly more nutritious than the chocolate and potato chips I crave. Vit C aids iron absorption so take a swig of OJ or a vitamin, too.