Emmy Bug with Flatfooted
Can you recommend a low GI book or two? I've been thinking about taking a look at that since listening to Nell McAndrew's interview on marathon talk. I've got a couple in my Amazon "thinking about it" pile. I won't adopt it wholeheartedly, not yet anyway - unless Christmas Puddings and double cream are recommended.
Ah, nice. Well done. See I've got some updating on my list to do as well.
Flatfooted - look after Emmy please. She's the Chuck Norris of the running world you know.
@Tenijso - It was actually Nell's interview that got me into Low GI in the first place. I've struggled for a while with my diet as some things just seem to disagree with me and since adopting low gi - i've not had as many issues. I use: The GI recipe bible and the one that Nell recommended in the podcast as a general 'direction pointer'. I wanted a list of all 'good' foods to make sure that I had it in my fridge and ready to eat. I love porridge with fresh berries -there's no better way to start the day.
I didnt adopt it 'fully' straight away. I made small changes every week to my diet/shopping list and before I knew it - I was feeling so much better. I've found that the biggest issue for me was bread. I love my bread and having to cut out the white loaf was one of the hardest things for me to try. I still have a slice or two but will always try to choose a lower GI option if I can.
A friend of mine is doing the paleo diet for a year and she's struggled A LOT with finding sufficient energy during runs. Nuts and fruit wasn't enough for her but she seems to have handled it really well after a few months.
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Ah, nice. Well done. See I've got some updating on my list to do as well. Flatfooted - look after Emmy please. She's the Chuck Norris of the running world you know.
The list update will come once Flatfooted has spoken about the races You're too kind, Weedy. I think all FF needs to know is: i'm red haired. That's a lot of awesomeness in one package
Thanks Emmy. I've just ordered the little Collins Gem book to have a look.
@Tenjiso - I have a great low GI flapjack recipe if you're interested (once you start it of course). It's scrummy and you can make it to your own tastes very easily!
I would be interested in the recipe, thanks Emmy.
Congrats Emmy, another thread to follow, I'll be hoping to pick up lots of good advice over the coming months.
Well done Emmy! Now get that Flu beaten off.
Waves back to FF!
Emmy- 13???!! I shall live my spring marathon (s) through you this year as there is a distinct lack of one on my calendar this year.....
Yay Emmy - congrats on being picked.
I'll follow this thread with great interest
Emmy, I've just done my 14th of the year, and I know it's not the same for everyone but it's really slowed me down, in the summer I seemed to always be tapering or recovering (which I didn't do properly) but it might work for you, it does for others. If you decide to do the Eco Trail let me know and I'll try and lend some advice, they definitely do not serve wine, just the most disgusting flavour electrolyte I have ever tasted. Really interested in your friend trying out paleo, I've given it a whirl but am too chicken not to carb load and take gels in race. Have a great Christmas, don't get too drunk and enter any more races though.
Emmy do you record your run data anywhere, Garmin connect, Fetch etc?? just looking for an idea of training times over race times per mile.
Hi Flatfooted- i've tried to use Strava but it's not connecting very well with my garmintrainer data and it keeps refusing the data. I'll see if i can upload it again and send you the link. I was keeping to Shades advice for training times:
Recovery: MP less 90secs/2 minsLong: MP less 30-90 secsEasy: MP less 30-60 secsTempo: 1m easy, Xm@10km/Half mara pace, 1m easyFartlek: 1m easy, Xm fartlek, 1m easy
MP was 10.45mm for Amsterdam.
If you want - I can send you what was my proposed plan for 2013 and you can let me know what you think?
@Tenijso - Here's the recipe I mentioned
Low GI flapjacks- makes about 24
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