Posted: 10/11/2015 at 07:51
Ali – back on lchf primarily to lose the weight I put back on. It’s been tougher this time with not being able to do much running because of the knee. I’ve cut right back on the booze, reduced the amount of biscuits and crisps and managed to lose a couple of pounds. At the time of writing, though, I am currently eating a muffin from a coffee shop which contains my daily allowance of carbs !! Saw your photos of the XC at the weekend and it looked like lots of fun. As others have said, life can get in the way and you are extremely busy with your new job, which is a priority. You just pop in whenever you get chance; it’s always lovely to hear from you.
Carl – 2015 miles won’t be a problem for you I reckon, you can always run 46 miles on new year’s eve if you have to ! Good news about your boy taking up running, how long do you think it will be before he is flying past you ??
Washwood – Benidorm will be a shock to the system after the rubbish weather we’ve been having here. Rugged Radnage sounds like it will be a fun race with plenty of mud !
Robert – if you’re looking to lose some weight you will find your running is so much easier and you are likely to have less injuries carrying less lard ! No use putting of the 3:30 attempt until 2017 when you are in such good form at the moment. Recover well over the next few weeks and then start your plan for the spring campaign and I reckon you will be in with a shot of cracking the 3:30. How is Mrs R doing ?
PS – Yes, we have gone for the diesel version but ours is an automatic as Mrs C can't drive manuals. they are very comfortable indeed and the spec on them is tremendous, a lot better than most other makes I'm finding. I've come up with my own training plans for both marathons I’ve run mainly due to looking after the ITB. It’s not the conventional plan but it most certainly worked for me. They key to it, for me, was turning up at the starting line feeling fresh and ready to go. I threw a few different things in to my plan as well e.g. a hard week followed by an easy week (rather than 3 hard and 1 easy), long off road runs (that included walking up big hills) where I was on my feet well over my planned marathon time, no interval session but a weekly tempo run, medium/long runs with 2 miles @ MP followed by 2 miles @ HMP for the length of the run and a couple of 20 milers with the last 10 at quicker than HMP. As I said, this worked really well for me, so if you want to try something different I’m more than happy to try and help out and give you some different ideas. Just give me a shout if you do.