Shades - I agree about having a great training run, it's a big buzz and I think I've been looking at my races all wrong. I think the longer ones appeal to me more than halves etc. I'll get my first ultra done and then see where it takes me but I have a feeling that it will be the first of many. Passing the marathon mark and continuing to run felt very odd but in a good way.
SS - I don't need to lose any more weight so I don't want to reduce my Carb intake too much. My ultra is in September so still got time to play around with fueling. Not sure what in going to do on the day but since its only a 6 hr event i might just stick to Lucozade diluted in water. It seems to work..
Shades - unfortunately I had a few bits to do so no rest... Im very surprised how good my legs feel today. No stiffness and even my knees feel good... Is it a bad thing that I can't wait for my next long run?
I'm still getting used to the endurance side of LCHF so I guess it is precautionary and the Lucozade was for the electrolyte properties as the water I had in my camelbak tasted wierd so i didn't want to drink it... I try stick to around 50ish grams a day but I'm not that strict. All i know it's I found my run felt pretty comfortable with no loss in energy. If my legs weren't feeling so tired i would of pushed further..
Well today was a totally new experience. I managed to get out this morning, albeit slightly later then I wanted, but it was still cool enough to enjoy my run. I took it very easy average pace of 8:09/mile but I did walk up some of the bigger hills and after 20 miles i used a run/walk strategy. Total distance 28.26 in 3:50. The best part for me was how my body felt considering what i ate. I had a bowl of weetabix and I mixed a Lucozade into a liter of water on my back. I could of carried on if my legs didn't hurt...