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Difficult downhills

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

I still feel incredibly hungry all day long. Maybe the short sleeps, or the increased exercise, or thirstiness due to the heat. Today I managed to stop at the upper limit of my calorie budget, but it is so difficult.

I've eaten tons of vegetables and fruits, to eat things with lower calorie content, but still have volume in my stomach. This helps, but I'm still hungry.

My run today was more difficult than usual. My left knee hurts a bit, I think because of the downhill yesterday. I tried to step softly, but probably it was not gentle enough. Going up to the look-out tower was a 7K uphill, but then, it is downhill. Usually, the downhills are more difficult for me. To go up, I gained already enough stamina, but downhill is about the joints. I only "fast walked", but still, it was long. Maybe this is the leftover from Saturday, we when we came down from Hochlantsch 1700m to 450m to Mixnitz in 2h30.

I ran again in the dark, and it started to rain for the last 4K.
I took this photo in the weekend at the same place.
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  • no profile photo CD1610124
    Are you getting enough protein so that you don't feel so hungry? Look for some low cal protein to put into your diet. I think beans are pretty good for that and there are a lot to choose from, black bean, pinto beans, navy beans, ...... I hope the hunger lessens soon. I do hope you have changed the number of calories needed for the extra running you are doing. Just as a car needs gas to run, your body needs enough calories to move!You are doing a lot of moving so you need more calories than most of us.
    3266 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7304091
    I had that hunger problem too, after changing my diet. I solved it with the help of whole grain bread. Do you know Delba bread? It's a German thing, but I think you can get it in Austria too (Spar maybe?). They sell a box containing 10 50g packets of whole grain bread in five different varieties, each about 85 kcal. I used to wake up at night because I was so hungry, but now when I have one of those for dinner, I feel just fine. Maybe you could try that too?
    3268 days ago
  • DORIS32
    have you taken into account your increased amount of exercise to make sure you are eating as much as you should be?
    3268 days ago
    You're lucky to have such beautiful places surrounding you where you can run.

    Lack of sleep can make you hungry. http://www.health.com/health/condit

    Also, you may feel hungry when in fact you're dehydrated.

    I know that when I eat good fats, they make feel replete. I like avocados, nuts, flaxseed oil, salmon. Of course avocados and nuts are high on calories, but when I eat them, I don't eat as much, so it must compensate.
    3269 days ago
    Slight downhills are nice. Steep downhills are knee-busters!

    My dad once thought that sprinting downhill was a great speed workout. I let him know that the better part of the workout for building speed and strength was the uphill part. Maybe if I had set him straight sooner he wouldn't have ended up with a knee injury. Too much downhill sprinting! Makes my knees hurt just thinking about it!
    3269 days ago
    Wow! What a challenge - running and being hungry.
    You are made of tough stuff! emoticon
    3269 days ago
    I think downhills are tough on the legs - I try to think strong thoughts to my quads to ensure they're doing their job.
    3269 days ago
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