Here are the highlights of what I learned for my own running:
- I've been training way too fast
- Because I have been training too fast, I did not train my body to go the distance, using the right energy stores.
- I went out much too fast during the marathon (planning for positive splits are asking for trouble)
- I am not fueling myself enough (I need about 2400 calories per day and I don't think I am close)
I am excited to try this out, however. I also have a handful of guinea pigs. Several of my friends are running the AFC too. My goal is for all of them to finish strong.
As I stated above, I learned a ton at the training. Jill and Donna, you're going to really enjoy it. I will post some more from the training later this week. I passed the test today (so I am official) and am still organizing my thoughts.