Post race food splurge: reward yourself

Ran in a 10k event this weekend. My first in ten years.
I put a bit of effort in. Needless to say I was tired and hungry afterwards.

I had a meal of chicken + potatoes after I got back home.
Then in the evening, I laid on the settee and treated myself to some of the fattening foods I had been avoiding during training: ice cream, crisps, sandwiches, beer, cheese.

Nothing wrong with that, is there? Just rewarding myself...

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  • Im not sure what answer youre after? Im happy to tell you to keep gorging yourself on junk food after running 10k if thats what you want to hearimage

     

  • It shouldn't do too much damage if I skip the training regime for a few days.

    Good for morale.

  • Well, i think people fall into a bit of a trap with running in that they overestimate calorie burn and under estimate the quantity in food.

    You probably did curca 800 calories in the 10k and took on board about 3000 in that little lot above.

    I am also unsure what answer you are after from what angle, but thats just my take on it!!

     

  • Mike M wrote (see)

    It shouldn't do too much damage if I skip the training regime for a few days.

    Good for morale.

    Nah youre fine, did you add some gravy to your chips though? Everything tastes better with gravy.

     

  • So long as its a one off - but 10k only burns about 600 calories - so don't go nuts.
  • cougie wrote (see)
    So long as its a one off - but 10k only burns about 600 calories - so don't go nuts.

    Incidentally the treadmills at my gym say I burn 800 calories when I run 10k. Not saying its right or wrong, not saying youre right or wrong. Just telling you what the machine says.

     

  • Do you put your weight in them ?
  • DT19 wrote (see)

    Well, i think people fall into a bit of a trap with running in that they overestimate calorie burn and under estimate the quantity in food.

    You probably did curca 800 calories in the 10k and took on board about 3000 in that little lot above. I am also unsure what answer you are after from what angle, but thats just my take on it!!  

    800 + normal male calorie intake (2000) = 2800.

    No problem with pigging out now and again.

    As I said, it's good for morale. Maybe it should be part of everyone's training regime?

  • Mike M wrote (see)

    Ran in a 10k event this weekend. My first in ten years.
    I put a bit of effort in. Needless to say I was tired and hungry afterwards.

    I had a meal of chicken + potatoes after I got back home.
    Then in the evening, I laid on the settee and treated myself to some of the fattening foods I had been avoiding during training: ice cream, crisps, sandwiches, beer, cheese.

    Nothing wrong with that, is there? Just rewarding myself...

    Er... avoid cheese at all costs.  And sandwiches.    image

     

  • I don't see why you'd be tired and hungry after a 10k. I think you might need to look at your training and diet ?
  • Nose Nowt wrote (see)
    Mike M wrote (see)
    Ran in a 10k event this weekend. My first in ten years.
    I put a bit of effort in. Needless to say I was tired and hungry afterwards.

    I had a meal of chicken + potatoes after I got back home.
    Then in the evening, I laid on the settee and treated myself to some of the fattening foods I had been avoiding during training: ice cream, crisps, sandwiches, beer, cheese.

    Nothing wrong with that, is there? Just rewarding myself...

    Er... avoid cheese at all costs.  And sandwiches.    image

     

    I do like a nice cheese sandwich.

  • I don't feel the need to stuff myself with fatty foods after a 10k.

    Nothing wrong with a nice dinner, but it is only 10k - as others have said, not more than about 600 calories burned.

  • Not so much a reward for running the 10k but more a reward for your dedication and weeks of abstinance, eh Mike? 

  • The real Mr I wrote (see)
    Mike M wrote (see)
    It shouldn't do too much damage if I skip the training regime for a few days. Good for morale.

    Nah youre fine, did you add some gravy to your chips though? Everything tastes better with gravy.

     

    Trifle doesn't...

  • 600 is gross kcal burned for a 60ish kg man. net after resting kcals taken off is nearer 80 per mile so roughly 480 'extra'. If you're heavier you would burn more but then you may need to be cutting back on the pies anyway if you were much heavier.

  • Mike - if you can't treat yourself after a hard race what's the point of living image Good luck to you mate, you deserved it.

  • I just don't bother avoiding the food I like at all, much better that way.

  • mace wrote (see)

    Mike - if you can't treat yourself after a hard race what's the point of living image Good luck to you mate, you deserved it.

    Indeed. I'm not a serious athlete and never intend to be.

    And wasn't David Bedford known to sink a few pints?

  • Jocky Wilson was also a  world class sportsman.

     

  • The real Mr I wrote (see)

    Jocky Wilson was also a  world class sportsman.

     

    Freddy Flintoff, Ian Botham, Ricky Hatton.

    You can add those to the list of athletes who liked to "break training" after a sporting event.

  • Not to mention think how many train fares Botham has saved having to commute from Scotland down to Cornwall.

     

  • Well if you are to be the champion of a pub game it helps if you spend a lot of time down the pub.

  • And soft drinks are such a rip off

  • To the Op; if you have a pie and a pint after your 10k I'm sure that will be fine. Last time you took a ten year rest FFS

  • The real Mr I wrote (see)

    Jocky Wilson was also a  world class sportsman.

     

     

    Sussex Runner NLR wrote (see)

    To the Op; if you have a pie and a pint after your 10k I'm sure that will be fine. Last time you took a ten year rest FFS

    I was concentrating on improving my darts.

  • Didn't Andy Fordham get a bit shit at darts when he lost more than half his bodyweight?  He is still alive though, which is a bonus.

  • You do wonder if a big bulk brings stability for the dart-throwing action.

    So... do you want a long life as a slim failure, or a shorter life as a world champion?  A good debate!

     

  • Considering its only the English who care about darts, I personally would pick the longer life option.

    I had no idea darts had any kind of competitive league until I came to this country.

    I was too busy playing Australian Rules Football.

     

  • Mike M wrote (see)

    Ran in a 10k event this weekend.

    Then in the evening, I laid on the settee and treated myself to some of the fattening foods I had been avoiding during training: ice cream, crisps, sandwiches, beer, cheese.

    Nothing wrong with that, is there? Just rewarding myself...  

    Too right.  If you have trained hard for a race you deserve a reward afterwards.  I completed my first 50 miler on Saturday and my diet in the three days since has included pizza, curry, chinese, a full cooked breakfast, and a fair amount of beer and red wine.

    Back to healthy eating today though.

  • what i don't understand is why you don't have all those things you listed incorporated into your normal weekly diet if you enjoy them.......

     so you deprive yourself of all you enjoy.......i don't understand.i hope you are an elite athlete  to justify denying yourself of pleasure each week

     

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