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Using Herbalife products to train for my first marathon

Day 104. Is Chili a Good Pre-Run Meal?

What a perfect God we have. I’m scheduled for 8-miles today. But wait … I have an 8-mile Rock The 80s race tomorrow. I don’t need to see people walking on water to call it a miracle or the blind given sight. Are those miracles, of course! Is this a miracle? Of course! Reminds me of one of my favorite scriptures:

Romans 8:28 — All things work together for good for those that are called according to His purpose.

I haven’t quite gone “bumpersticker with this”,but I the magnet hangs on my fridge. Over the years, I have seen God do wonders and this scripture has been a foundation in my life. I’ve found that even if things don’t work out as we plan (keyword “we”), God’s plan is always better, thus the ALL THINGS. If you study that, just imagine. ALL THINGS. Not just some things, but ALL THINGS. I love this promise from God.

And this is so cool … since I didn’t run today, RunKeeper somehow didn’t even dock me a non-training day. Even calls it a rest day. Today’s words of encouragement … I like RunKeeper even more now. Quoting bible scriptures!

Ecclesiastes 11:4

Ecclesiastes 11:4

Life lesson #104 — There are no small miracles, only small visions. Give thanks!

What I learned today from my food intake … my wife’s homemade chili has almost no sugar. Note to self! But, is “Chili a good pre-run meal?” Here’s the answer¬†http://www.livestrong.com/article/781-eat-before-running/

Morning weight = 173.5

Today’s Meals:

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Meal 1 — 8:45am

Herbalife run

Meal 2 — 1:30pm

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Meal 3 — 7:30pm

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Meal 2.1 3:30pm


Today’s Activities:

  • Rest day. Ready for tomorrow’s race! Wondering what costumes I’ll see tomorrow … will there be a Tubbs and Crockett sighting? Would be hard to run in alligator slip ons.

Saturday, 09-21-2013


Day 101. Negative Splits

Up at 6:15am to get my nutrition down at least 45 minutes before my morning run. All that is needed is a banana and some type of hydration drink that is carb central.

Before drinking Herbalife24 Prepare. I would feel a tired — no weary better describes it. You know the feeling. It’s the feeling you get when you’ve had to skip breakfast and lunch is pushed back an hour, but the day-to-day stuff hasn’t stopped. Hands start feeling a little shaky. Thoughts start drifting.

After drinking Herbalife24 Prepare. I don’t experience the crash described above. This is important for endurance runs because once your body crashes, mentally it is hard to tell yourself, “keep going — don’t give up.”

Life lesson #101 — We wear seat belts to protect us from harm against a crash. Do the same with your nutrition.

Morning weight = 172.5. Post-run weight … forgot to measure.

Today’s Meals:

herbalife24 run

Meal 1 — 8:45am

Capture Lunch

Meal 2 — 12:20pm

Capture Dinner

Meal 3 — 7:20pm

Capture Snacks

Various Meals (see below for times)


  • 6:30am – Meal 0 (Pre-Run Nutrition). Banana and Herbalife24 Prepare (2 scoops), Niteworks (1 scoop)
  • 3pm – Meal 2.1 Breakfast for snacks! Cereal Killer!

Capture Results

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Meal 0 — 7:15am

Meal 2 12:20pm

Meal 2 12:20pm

negative splits

Meal 2.1 3pm

Meal 3 - 7:20pm

Meal 3 – 7:20pm

Today’s Activities:

  • Hump Day, Run Day. MyRunkeeper says, “6 mile negative splits.” Start at 10:20/mile and drop 10 seconds each mile, finishing at 9:50/mile.
  • As you can see from the splits below, I don’t follow instructions very well. I ran the first “slow” mile at 9:26 and the next 4 miles “fast” at 8:19/mile and finished the final “slow” mile at 8:29/mile. I’m starting to really like this!
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6 mile negative splits  (09-18-2013)

Wednesday, 09-18-2013