Tue, 29 September 2015
Running is a celebration of humanity, and elite runner, Tera Moody, leads the way in showing us the magic of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Tera shares her inspiring stories in addition to what to look out for on the Chicago Marathon course and what sites to enjoy in the city. She also tells us her favorite restaurants and the surprising good luck food she eats the day before a marathon. Serena Marie, RD, and I discuss what research says when it comes to carb loading. It may very well surprise you. We also give an update on our tapering for the Chicago Marathon, which is less than two weeks away.
The big take-aways from our chat is that running is a gift and to celebrate how fortunate we are that our bodies can experience a marathon. I love how Tera pointed out that when she was running one of the most important races of her life, the 2007 Chicago Marathon, she was extremely mindful of the media and people surrounding her.
Tera is also our Runner of the Week, so she will receive detergent from our sponsor, Sport Suds. What makes Sport Suds unique is that it’s able to get into the microfibers of your tech shirts and really remove the unwanted scents (if you know what I mean). Who wants to have their favorite sporting clothes - or any clothes for that matter - umm, smell? You can receive a 15% discount as a listener of the show by heading over to SportSuds.com and add the word “runlife”.
Tera and I talked about running being a part of our lifestyles, with hers being more her job. If you’d like to know the 11 Strategies for Living the Running Lifestyle, please head over to TheRunningLifestyle.com/Join to find out!
Serena Marie, RD:
Serena recommended that men focus on foods such as rice, rice crackers, bananas, and well cooked vegetables four days before a marathon. For us women, her "general" advice, (because we know EVERY body is different), is to eat what we normally eat, but to avoid insoluble fiber foods such as cruciferous vegetables, oatmeal, legumes, beans, and kale. Those are great foods in general, just not 48-72 hours before a marathon. Serena’s blog post about this can be found HERE.
Thanks to ElliptiGo. I'll be able to sustain my level of fitness, even if I have to take some time off from running due to sore toes.