Shades - the more I read about the eating plan, the more it makes sense. The whole adaption process can take up to 8 weeks. I have been chatting to one of the members on the other forum and he says I am pushing way too hard too soon, hence the Keto flu. I feel more alert and energised and an feeling much more satisfied in the food im eating. My weight had settled and I'm comfortably sitting at 9st 11. I will preserver and set a test just before Christmas to see if it will be worth continuing.
I've entered Brentwood half on March 20 but I want to run dartford half the weekend before... With London being only a month after would the 2 halves so close be advisable?
Jackygirl - welcome to the thread. We have all been helped by Shades and her wisdom so you are a warm and friendly company..
Don't be disheartened by a bad run. A bad run is still better than no run at all.
I did my 14 miles yesterday and aside from aching quads from 10 miles, I had a good run. Only down side is shortly after I got home I felt dizzy, nauseous and generally unwell which was a sign I had developed what is called Keto flu..I think until I have completely adapted to the new eating plan I should ease off on the intensity of my longer runs.. Thankfully a good meal at the carvery minus the Yorkshire and potatoes, and I was back to normal...
A quick calculation of my daily carb intake puts my below 50g per day.. i normally start My day with a couple of scrambled eggs and a cup of coffee. Mid morning I have a salad with tuna or smoked salmon and full fat Mayo and another coffee. Lunch is sliced ham and cream cheese and a small amount of strawberries in natural yogurt and or nuts and dinner is bolognase without the spaghetti...
I must admit , after a carvery lunch I am feeling quite normal plus I avoided the Yorkshire pud and the potatoes so, happy with my food choices. I generally would take an electrolyte drink with me on runs of 10 miles or more but today I chose not to..I have a tendancy to push quite hard with training as that's where I'm comfortable Although today felt quite slow.. It is a huge learning curve at the moment and I'm grateful for any advice..