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"Two stone off" 2013

Posted: Yesterday at 17:24

I've always eaten far too much bread as it's just such an easy option for breakfast, lunch and snacks. I hardly ever touch it now. I have noticed a definite reduction in airborne toxic events when I'm not eating it too.

"Two stone off" 2013

Posted: Yesterday at 15:42

Absolute pure paleo has no dairy in it JBit, but I have foregone that as I don't personally have any issues with it and would find the extra restriction a bit of a hassle. As my aim was just to eat more natural food and less carbs, then milk, natural yoghurt, cheese (in moderation) and butter seem to fit in to that diet quite well. I'm sure some paleo purists wouldn't consider my diet paleo at all, but that was my starting point and I have made little adaptations as I've gone along. For me, it's losing the bread and sugar that have made the difference.

first ultra

Posted: Yesterday at 15:35

That's a great idea booktrunk. Have just looked at Cotswold Way century (I live pretty much on the Cotswold Way) and they're after volunteers and you get free entry the following year (which scares the crap out of me) so might give that a go. I do have a HM the next day though and am mega busy at home at the moment too so possibly not the best timing. Will consider.

Breathing Technique

Posted: Yesterday at 15:22

Scott Jurek had a thing in his book about switching his breathing to being only through his nose and reckoned it helped him a lot. Not sure why.

Anyway, my nasal passages are rubbish (always congested, have to use a nasal inhaler regularly) so have to breathe through my mouth when running, although have had small amount of success with nasal strips in the past. I definitely see improvement when I concentrate on deeper breathing but my concentration levels are almost nonexistent so it doesn't last long.

first ultra

Posted: Yesterday at 13:33

I've just started Hal Koerner's Field guide to Ultra Marathons, which so far has been a good read. I'm yet to dip my toe in the Ultra Marathon waters, but I'm very keen to do so. Am just waiting until I have enough time to properly dedicate to training. I will definitely do one next year at some point. For now, I can just read about them!

"Two stone off" 2013

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 16:01

Nobody posted here for a while. How's everybody getting on? I've been doing paleo on and off since April now and, although I can't give a figure on how much I've lost, because I don't tend to bother weighing myself, I have slimmed down a fair bit. Getting a new bike has helped as I've been commuting on it, so although my running miles aren't as high as they could be, I've been keeping active. Losing weight has definitely helped with my running - feel much stronger on the uphills and the lack of carbs hasn't hindered me at all really (although I did bonk a bit on the way home from work on the bike last week and had to stop for a snickers!)

I used to eat way too much bread, past, rice etc but now I hardly ever touch those, apart from rice very occasionally (usually brown). I have loads of veg and salad, some fruit, meat, eggs, nuts and small amounts of cheese and rice. Seems to be doing the job!

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 21:03

Yes. You have outstayed your welcome. You came for lunch. That was eight hours ago and you're still here. GO HOME!

And no, we won't be popping in tomorrow afternoon because we're in your area anyway. I'd drive the car into a ditch at high speed if it came to it, just for an excuse not to.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 15:48

Dear Customer,

I don't know the finer detail of your company structure, which person has left, which poor mug has now joined, who does this and who does that. Neither do I care. I want the invoices you owe paid and I don't give a f**k which one of you lot does it, as long is it gets done, now!!! You're the boss, you sort it out!

Transvulcania 2014

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 14:34

Sorry to jump in on this thread but how did you get on shawk? I fancy this race at some point in the future so would be interesting to hear about your experience.

Should I run a half marathon?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 14:23

Ideally, you'd put it off until you're better prepared but I don't think I did more than eight miles before my first half. It wasn't much fun towards the end but I got round OK and I'd imagine you will too. Definitely don't try and cram in any long runs between now and then though!

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