No surgery for me, too. A little explanation for my NYC holidays and marathon. I was very surprised to find all what I needed to eat. I could also eat my usual last dinner before marathon : grilled salmon with green beans with a little bit of dense carbo, I don't remember what it was. For my breakfast, I ate a cooked sort of big pancake that I prepared in Belgium and I brought with me it was as usually 8 white eggs with 4 blocks of cooked oats with a little olive oil all mixed and cooked in a pan. With some coffee. I went bed very early because I had to get up at 4h, I had to take the ferry at 6. The delay of waiting was very long in cold, I was in local competitive program and there were no tent. My start was at 9:40'' if I remember. I had one half zone labs bars (I ordered from Belgium and they delivered them at my Hotel in Time Square). I started without warming up and was very fast. There were much wind and the marathon was not easy to run (in Europe, the marathons are usually flat). I think at half marathon, I was in 1:33' ! The people was so crazy ! Very much emotion ! Sorry for my english, I hope that you understand all I say. I ate like I usually do every 11 km, a little piece of bar with water. I was so happy ! My precedent record was 3:20 and for this marathon that was not easy 3:17'. If you find my pictures you will see that I get up my arms when I passed the finish line.
Now, I intend to run the Berlin marathon. I have already paid my fees. I was invited to Hamburg marathon for free but I am not ready for the 25th of April. Now since my accident, I have already runned 4 races and the results are better than the precedent race. Tomorrow another one, and next week another half marathon. I have programmed another half marathon in Champagne (France) a harder half marathon with climbing hills.
Everyone is surprised the manner I go better and better. I am sure that is due to the Zone ! I have already tell them about the Zone, but they are still with carb loading ! Pffff ! Very difficult to change them !
Now I stop writing because I am still in office and have a lot to do before leaving.