Does it really make that much difference to your ultra running Lotte, how do you know you wouldn't perform better if you ate 'some' carbs? I can't imagine you are getting enough calories in with that. I eat that plus museli for breakfast and pile of nuts and seeds too and I am not doing anything at the mo. I have read so many conflicting things about the low carb diet and high level ultra running. I can see to a degree but the scientist in me begs to differ. I don't have a nutrition qualification but I do know about energy systems and food groups and how the body digests food etc. I def eat more protein and fat and less refined carbs than I used to in my 20s and 30s but I am just hungry if I don't eat any and would be struggling like you to get the calories in. You must be in deficit every day?
Yes do be careful as she will pick it up. My SIL has eating issues that she blames on a gluten problem but she is not coeliac. She eats so badly and looks so thin its alarming. Her daughter watches her picking at her food and it worries me.
My knee is the same issue I always have and will take weeks to settle. I definitely need to cut down my training level, and mix it up more, but also I can't do the heavy long runs with pace and the speed work/hills anymore. I do stacks of core and pilates, gluts, squats, jumping, plank all that jazz and it does help but its a non ending battle and as soon as you let it slip as life gets in the way, stop stretching but keep running it falls away. Need to reverse that and keep the strengthening and drop the running if life gets in the way.
Work is good but is taking up too much of my life. Need to reel it in, my boss just expects more and more and I need to say I can't do it. I need to work my 21 hours and not too much more as it affects other parts of my life too much.
My god Lotte what do you normally eat for breakfast then? No idea where you get the energy from to run 100 mpw. I would not run well after all that. Amazing time considering well done.
Superb run from Caro too. Well done.
Having a bad time here. Injured again, knee again. Really am tempted to quit trying to compete anymore, its all too much now the build up and let down.
Lost our beloved cat last night too. Very sudden. Noticed a lump friday, then vets Sat, kept him in then diagnosis of multiple bone tumours on Sunday. Feeling much more emotional then I thought I would and the kids are very upset. Poor wee sole had a tough life before we got him but I'm hoping we gave him some happiness.
I hate the juggling too, but do feel quite chuffed when it does all work and falls into place. I have an amazing hubbie who loves being with the kids but he has a very senior role working for a rather big company so its not easy for him to jump without planning, unless an emergency of course. My commute is 35-50 mins both ways. I don't have parents near by but do have amazing friends so when I went off to San Diego for 5 days it was my amazing friends that stepped in. FIL did help a bit but he finds all 3 a struggle now as he is 75 and on his own and he has to get here first of course. I work 9-2 Mon, Tues (home as no childcare other than friends), 9.30-2 Weds and 9.30-4 Thurs. The boys hate the after school club on thursday so am looking at other options. I juggle so they can do their sports on various evenings and so we have one evening a week we can have a friend round etc. I could do with working more so will probably go up to longer 4pm day on a Tuesday once S in school. I would happily jack it all in tomorrow though I must admit. I am here for the money, which is nowhere near what I used to get, but we need it. I HATE the travelling involved and HATE the work trips. But they are part of the job. Also HATE the filming and live interviewing!! I do enjoy the stimulation and the team are a good bunch. All 10-15 years younger than me though! My boss is never happy either!! I've always forgotten something . Anyway best get tea cooked...