SK - I have found that low carb is best suited for endurance so sprints, tennis and other sports that require a fast injection of speed or power it is a hindrance. Unless I guess you start all your training from the beginning.. I have now adopted it as a way of life and will continue to eat this way.
Shades - on Sunday morning that is exactly how I was thinking.. I was chuffed that I made it to 33 but frustrated I allowed myself to "give up". I am looking at doing another one this year but I'll put in more long training runs and I'll complete the 6hrs. I'll put it down as a lesson learned..
6 mile slow recovery run today. Legs felt a little wobbly to start but I soon felt back to normal.
Big_G - that's the beauty of this diet.. I had a fry up at 8:30am and nothing else till after the race. I discovered this product called tailwind. It's a hydrating fuel source that is 200cal per serving. I consumed 300cal during the race and that was it.. Didn't crave anything to eat straight away afterI finished and when I did eat it was a piece of cheese.
Mowzer - yeah you bet I'm going to take up his challenge. It will be a tough task as I'd have to average 6:52/mile but my train of thought is, if I do the first marathon in around 2:45 and the second in around 3:15. That half hour is hopefully enough time to save some energy..
The thing I am chuffed about is that I did my ultra on a low carb diet and I felt fantastic after..
FM - I had planned to get into a comfortable pace of around 7:30/mile and stay there but I don't know how to run slow so I did what I always do and went out at around 6:50/mile till about 16 miles in. Them I made use of the fact my Mrs was at the end of every lap and refilled my camelbak and then eased off a bit cause my knee started to ache. Got to marathon distance in 3:17 then I decided to take it easy and talk to people as I passed them. Energy levels were very high even when I finished. It was the pain in my knees hips and the constant stitches that forced me to stop. Been set a challenge to try do 52.4 miles in the 6hr window..