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I trust you are all settling in well into the Christmas period and are beginning to enjoy the festivities, work parties and long sunday morning runs!
I wanted to ask a general nutrition based question, and then ask for some additional advice.
I am training for the Brighton half marathon in February 2013, and I also have a 10 mile race on January 20th 2013 as a preparation step for this. At the moment I am able to get out for a run in the gym twice a week, where I will typically run abour 7-8 miles at a pace around 80% of race pace. At the weekends, I will get out early and run 13.1 miles at around 1 hour 46 minutes.
Now here is my question: I eat around 1900 calories a day, regardless of how much excersise I am putting in. These longer runs at the weekends burn around 1000-1200 calories a time, should I be eating most of this pack in order to progress?. I currently weigh 141 pounds, and 5 ft 10, and have 12.2% body fat. I don't want to eat too much and end up not being able to complete my race becuase of bad information!
And as for general advice - how are you all tackling Christmas food this year? - I have plenty of family events that revolve around eating and being merry with the wine, what's the best advice to keep this in check!!??