I was certain that age + weight = slow motion running at ultra events. Light should = fast so I capped my daily intake at 2000 calories and trained my butt off...literally.
But the truth is that the weight loss trashed my strength. I was light but so sluggish I'm certain I was leaving a trail of slime everywhere I went. Just didn't have the snap and the effort was wearing me out.
I'm now somewhere in the middle, running 10 miles a day and eating good/bad depending on my mood. It's time to regroup and determine how to proceed for the remainder of the summer. Jurek's book has me jazzed on my "live" food with a higher raw content. There has to be a plan at this stage of life...and I don't mean running off the back.
If anyone has input on what best fuels an old(er) ultra-trashed body, please drop a comment and we'll discuss.