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#425433 - 02/15/13 09:45 PM xxxxx
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Edited by wearytraveler (01/17/14 01:04 AM)


#425437 - 02/15/13 11:13 PM Re: training for marathon [Re: wearytraveler]
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I've never trained for a marathon...I ran some 15Ks and found that muscle is not lost, but dehydration and burning fat makes my muscle mass more defined. I was a swimmer---and noticed the same thing at the peak of my training.

You just have to keep up the protein consumption and weight training to counter any muscle catabolism.

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#425450 - 02/16/13 04:36 AM Re: training for marathon [Re: wearytraveler]
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I'm a marathon runner. I find that I trend to lose muscle mass as the distances I run get longer, but I also trend to get more definition. I've never really worried about keeping the mass on so I can't really give you advice on how to do it. When I train hard for a long race I get really skinny but that's fine with me cause I like to go for good times and extra weight just slows me down...
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