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I've said before that I often do math on the shower walls in the steam. I know, I'm weird... so I thought I'd just lay all the crazy out for you to see.
This is what I calculated today...
Every night I eat 5 Dove milk chocolate squares = 220 calories.
3500 / 220 = 15.9
So every 15.9 days, I could cut 1 lb out of my diet just by not eating my daily chocolates.
That's just shy of 2 lbs per month... with just over 4 months until my marathon.
That's a potential 8 lbs. Per the theory, you gain 2 seconds/mile of speed for every lb lost.
So, potentially at the same physical capability as the last marathon, I could cut 16 sec/mile off.
Over 26.2 miles, this translates to 7 minutes.
So, the conclusion...
I could run with the exact same physical capability as last time, and just by cutting out my daily Dove chocolate, I could take 7 minutes off my time.
If only it were that simple!!!
See, I told you I have my own brand of crazy... these calculations covered my shower wall. All very interesting... in theory.