Posted: 28/11/2013 at 13:37
I've noticed no negatives from reducing my carbs, and I haven't found it that difficult to be honest, but, as I said, I haven't really been training since I started. The biggest difference I've noticed is that I'm not getting the highs & lows I used to get, particularly the major hunger that I used to get in the morning for example. I haven't totally excluded carbs, but those I eat are as natural as possible, and the end result is that I eat very little processed food and I would guess my sugar intake has probably dropped substantially. I haven't had any pasta in a year, and just about the only bread & cakes I've had have been at post-race catering. It's interesting when you start reading labels looking for sugar content - quite often the 'healthy' low fat version of something has way more sugar than the full fat version, which just shows how the food industry (and Governments) have conditioned us to regard fat as the enemy rather than sugar.
10.22 miles last night average 8:05. It was fairly comfortable from the hips up, but to be honest it was 5 miles too far given how my legs were after the XC on Sunday. When I hit the hill at 5 miles I was really struggling with my quads and IT bands - not hurting but tired and not feeling quite right, and then literally 150m from my house the centre of my right calf started to hurt and is now very painful. So it looks like my full training comeback will be delayed by yet another week