I made the decision after much research that my race weight for the LT100 should be 155. If you think about it, this is a very big factor for race day as you only have so much power in your legs and every extra pound takes some of that power away. I raced last years Silver Rush 50 in Leadville at 162 and made that weight pretty easy just cutting out sweets and eating "healthy"
|Todd and I|
Since the beginning of the year I am down 9 pounds. I started at 174 and am at 165. I occasionally get light headed when I get up from sitting for a while but that is all I have really noticed, other than carb cravings which is just part of changing your lifestyle. I do have a cheat day over the weekend where ice cream is in order.....come on, I'm not completely crazy.
On a personal note, my son and I are going to the Murray State vs SIUE basketball game tonight. My wife has her Masters from Murray and undergrad from SIUE. Furthermore, Murray State is undefeated this year and ranked number 14 in the nation or so.....Should be a blowout but fun for us. ps. my dad is an usher at the stadium, he will be "in charge"
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