Should You Give Up #Alcohol During #Marathon Training? via @WomensRunning

Should You Give Up #Alcohol During #Marathon Training? via @WomensRunning

It’s 4 p.m. and I’m struggling to get out of bed; a 15-miler Boston Marathon training run is looming but my head is pounding and my stomach doesn’t feel right. It’s self inflicted after a few too many Gin and Tonics watching the England rugby match the previous afternoon. I didn’t run. I knew it wouldn’t do me any good to push through the miles, dehydrated and feeling miserable. I felt guilty, angry with myself and disappointed that I had sabotaged my training. I sheepishly texted my coach to tell her the news. I had recently written a blog post and written about just how much I wanted to run a BQ, and then there I was drinking so much that I was skipping my long run. What a hypocrite. So that evening, I decided…no more alcohol until after the Boston Marathon. I’ve never given up alcohol before when marathon training—although I know many people do—but this time I’m willing...

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