It might seem counterintuitive, but running long distance does not always equal a fit-looking body. I say fit looking, because if you can run 25 – 34km once a week for several weeks, you are a fit person. You just might be carrying around a little extra squishiness than if you were, say, lifting weights and doing half an hour of plyometrics a few times a week instead.
What gives? I burn, like, 1,500 calories on my 30 km training runs. That’s like, a whole day’s worth of food!
And herein lies the problem: Marathon training = eat all the foodz + type I > type II muscle fibres = more squishiness. (more…)