That book by Scott Jurek is very fad-ish. Can't think of a normal person eating or running like him. Hard to think of a person who could stick by him; considered him very self-centred and self-goal-orientated. Running is good, but he was too freaky!
Too bad there are no park runs here in HK. The parks here are not the same as the ones you get in the UK, more manicure, do not step on the grass, and v. small. Don't get me wrong though, there are some fab trails in the hills.
Addiction is hard to "back off". I get a thrill from filling in my log book and downloading my Garmin.....argh! Need to find a new habit. Someone recommended strength training....anyone doing that, to help running? What are you doing?
I have finished all my races this season (mostly HM and 10Ks), but have the running bug bad...
Am still running 5x a week, including long runs, intervals and some tempos. Should I try to ease off...? I feel guilty when I don't run and it love the high it gives me. Next race is not until September....Should I rest and slow down?
Eat a piece of fruit or banana. 40 mins is fine on empty, I regularly do this for hilly routes even. Anything over 1 hour and I have a few spoonfuls of porridge before my run and find this is fine. I did this yesterday for my 16K run (1 hr 20 mins), and then finish my pot of porridge after my run for refueling.
Here in Hong Kong the weather is warming up and most of the key races have been run, getting into off-season.
Over the last 6 months I have regularly run 5x a week, total mileage around 50K+, consisting:
Sunday - Long run / Monday - recovery run / Tuesday - speed session / Thursday - mid paced or tempo run / Saturday - slow jog
Very successful season with 6 races from 10K to HM, and 5 podium places (age group only...) yeah!
I ran my last race 2 weeks ago. Now, with no specific goal I am wondering what I should do! I would like to keep my fitness up and to be honest, running is a habit now - I get a thrill from getting sweaty and having to wash my gear.
What are the key sessions I need to do? What about the hard speed sessions? Do I need to run 5x a week?
Racing season doesn't start till late September, so I guess serious training should start around July. It is hard to run through summer hear, but it is just a matter of aclimatising to the humid (90 degrees) and hot (32 degrees) conditions, and adjusting to what your body tells you.
Great to see what I should do over the next few months.