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Primal Endurance - Anyone Done It?

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 21:16

Thanks for the link, seren, I'll head over there and have a read.

Primal Endurance - Anyone Done It?

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 10:39

Apologies, my post is confusing; I never explained that the book Primal Endurance advocates a low carb high fat diet; I just jumped from the running to the diet without explaining.



Primal Endurance - Anyone Done It?

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 09:44

I've just done a fair bit of internet based research (I know, I know) over low carb high fat running and diets.

It's really changed my views on food and general food guidance (they're all wrong).

I know you'll think I'm mental, but a good guy to listen to is Tim Noakes, he's the author of The Lore of Running (I have the hefty dust-gathering tome on a bookshelf somewhere).

He's a sports nutrition scientist who was one of the first to advocate a high carb diet for athletes; the first to produce energy gels.

Then he got type ii diabetes after running something like 70 marathons and umpteen ultra marathons.  So he did a meta-analysis of the data and...

Well have a listen yourself: 


And if you would like to see some of the science, there's been lots of randomised controlled trials here:


I'm a convert.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 18:53

It took a good while - after stopping drinking - to enjoy drinking a non-alcoholic drink.

Lime and soda did nothing for me; not like a nice pint of whisky did.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 23:28

Are you still drinking, Sinbad?

Primal Endurance - Anyone Done It?

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 23:21

I've been listening to an Audio Book called Primal Endurance:


It basically recommends doing:

1.  Slow runs keeping your heartbeat under 180 - your age.

2.  Sprint training (proper short hard sprint training, as opposed to tempo or fartlek).

The point seems to be to train our bodies to be less reliant on glycogen and use our ketonic (fat burning) system as our primary source of energy.  Or something like that.

It's really for my Missis, she's a fairly decent ultra runner (she's ran 3 this year, including a 100 miler and came first lady in two and fourth in her last).

I could see Primal Endurance working for me (fat 'n' slow), but what about a more accomplished ultra runner?

I'd be interested to hear your views.

Gloucester marathon

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 19:27

Thanks, Ned, please let me know how it goes.

I only lost one place (the Glos marathon), but a friend of mine lost two places and no refunds were given for either.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 15:45
Jamie Gallagher2 wrote (see)

I think that your idea of giving up the booze is absolutely great and your plan of doing running is perfect. 

Thanks, mate, but I've given up the booze; I was done with that on the 21st June 2009 (though there's some debate about the actual date; things were a bit hazy back then ).

My current plan is to try and do a sub 20 min 5k (I did do 21.10 a couple of years ago), and my last one was 26 minutes something, so I've a lot of work to do, which I'm doing.

I'm 46, which is no excuse for being slow, looking at the speeds that some of my fellow middle-agers run at.





Giving up the booze

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 23:00
Runner Jonnie wrote (see)
Hows everyone doing? Stess free and alcohol free i hope 11 months off the stuff for me yiiiipeeeee

Well done on the 11 months.  Are you going to do anything to celebrate your 1st year?  Some families do, but mine doesn't, unfortunately.  Mrs Easy is a tough bird and reckons being sober is the minimum expected requirement for me, so she doesn't make a fuss.

My A.A. homegroup always celebrates sobriety birthdays though.

Running wise, I'm coming back after a period of injury, followed by a longer period of idleness.  Mrs Easy did a couple of ultras last year (she came 2nd and 3rd lady) and is doing a 12 and a 24 hour ultra in May and July respectively, and hopes to run 50 and 100 miles.

She's mental though.

Oh, I'm getting into yoga too, if only to help with injury prevention and make putting my socks on in the morning easier.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 13:04

Before I got my first sober 24 hours in, there had not been one single day in the previous 8 years (at least) where I'd been sober.

I know what it's like to try and stay sober with white knuckles.  You notice all the TV adverts advertising booze.  You notice all the different areas they sell booze in the supermarkets.  You notice a lot of stuff that you don't notice when you're drinking.

I also know it's like Japanese water torture and it kept on 'dripping' till I snapped and drank.  They say that when we stop drinking that we feel better.  And we do.  We feel anxiety better, depression better, anger better; time just goes so slow.  

Fitness works, to a point, and like a drug, eventually it stops working.

Well done on the four months and sorry for my negativity.  I see alkies all the time who try to do this on their own, and the results aren't usually good.

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