Tried to run 13miles today. I progressive sped up in the middle third and was at the redline by 11m and had to take a sit down at the foot of 'bonking hill', which is 2 miles from my house and if I've run out of energy then the body stops there. Melinda Messenger, who lives in that village, drove past and had a good look but didn't stop to ask if I was alight. Probably she heard already I do a lot of bonking there.
Things are progressing slowly to rebuild myself as a runner. I've found that my red-line is actually quite low at the moment but getting higher all the time. Maybe another month or so for the adjustments to happen.
It was 'runner gate' today. That is, I used my new easy access gate into the lane that runs at the back of my house. It is custom made (by myself) and has a combination lock, meaning no keys when I go running. A triumph of engineering to deliver unparalleled convenience!
Lozenro, I'm about halfway through the Gary Taubes book and it basically turns conventional understanding of nutrition on it's head. It is answering a lot of questions though.
Top work there Moof - I'm relived to know 'there's stiff a few weeks to sharpen' before Abo - don't think I'll be bothering with a taper myself as I don't really think it is worth getting changed for a 2 mile run.
Another little 4 mile run for me, better and easier and got a bit further up a nemesis hill before having to walk. Onwards and upwards....
Yes, life without carbs is surprisingly different. Gone are the big pasta dinners, roast potatos, fruit, toast and jam before an early morning run.
Typically I over the last few days I've had a menu like this:
3x eggs scrambled in butter or natural 10%fat yohurt with ground almond and cocnut
Cheese salad with avo and lots of olive oil; Salami (full fat), olives, cheese, salad, lots of olive oil; previous dinner leftovers
Chicken livers with creme freche; bacon fried with cabbage and onion in lots of olive oil; minced beef with courgette/tomato and cauliflower with cheese all with a good dollop of creme freche. A good side of vegetables
Natural yoghurt; almonds; brazil nuts; cheese
5g salt; potassium and magnesium
Basically fat is my friend - no sugar (even not natural sugar like friut or honey), no grains.
I'm reading 'Diet Delusion' by Gary Taubes. Its a scientific review of all nutritional research over the last 100+ years. I'm halfway through but already finding a lot of answer to my particular metabolic issues.