haha thats why i grabbed one after running but same here. we followed a general schedule of :
monday- long run (50-70 minutes)
tuesday- speed (1000 meters)
wednesday- recovery( 30-40 minutes)
Thursday- hard day (hills, repeat 1000s)
friday recovery/ easy day (30 minutes tops)
i was never that commited. i detered from pop on the day of and before a meet but i still drank diet pop (diabetic so i really didnt have a choice for regular). the thing i miss most of my years are the pasta parties friday night before a meet. Pasta, gatorade, friends, and good times. They were the best way to stock up on carbs for the meet the next day
I got tired of feeling like a senior citizen on the field when I had to run in my gear, so I started cross country, seeing as that I can't do any other sport and all I have to do is run. It's helping, my ability to run with gear on has improved, as has my personal health. Hardly have fast food anymore, soda has been cut out too mostly. I drank 2 cans of soda the day before a practice, needless to say I cramped within the first mile, and I haven't touched a Coke since. The sad part is I have a full 12 pack of Barq's root beer (my favorite soda) chilling in our pantry.... Oh well, it must wait!!!