Iain Love


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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 11:49
Shades - it is quite painful but only when I run. Walking and cycling aren't affected thankfully..
I am really enjoying the marathons at the moment and much prefer the low key ones. I will do more with the group that organise them..booked one for the 11/11/17 which had a really cool medal and what a way to remember the fallen.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 12:49

afternoon folks, thought id pop in and say hi and see how everyone is doing!

Happy belated birthday Big_G, hope it was a good one.

I haven't run since my double cause I have picked up an injury which has happened from doing too much. I have been told that with a few week rest I should be able to run again so i have decided to take the rest of the year off from running and just keep the fitness up by getting on the bike. I think the physio said it was abductor tendonitis. I will listen to what i have been told cause i have already booked my first three races for next year. (all marathons, one of which is a trail one)

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 14:23
Shades - I think you're right. It's quite a buzz doing the back to back marathons. I'm going to take 6 weeks of from running as little niggles are starting to show so some rest is needed but I'll maintain my cardio by swimming and cycling. Then onto VLM training.

Mamafox - Yeah I'm still doing the low Carb. Saturdays run was done completely fasted with no Carb loading the night before and ionly ate something at around 3pm..Energy levels are permanently full and I love it.

When I get home I'll sit down and write a race report

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 18:51
Big _G - legs are pretty stiff but other than that I'm feeling good..
Not such a good thing about your heart rate. Keep an eye on that and if it happens regularly then I'd say to see the Doc.
My body temp was very low the other day. I ran 16 miles in 10degree clear weather and when I came home it measured 34.1 so pretty low and took ages to return to normal bit I didn't feel overly hot or cold.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 14:30
Well that's marathon no.2 done. Much better conditions, chilly but sunny. Slightly muddy with the odd puddle. Started on pretty tired legs but they soon eased off, I ran with a guy for most of the time which was nice to have an easy pace and chat. The last 3 laps I was out on my own and I crossed the line in 3:24 and came 1St so really happy worth the weekends results.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 19:51
Shades - I wish the weather was nice.. It was pouring all night and into today for most of it so the going was very heavy underfoot. Huge puddles everywhere so dodging them became impossible so ended up running through them so i was soaked and covered in mud. I finished 3rd in 3:17. Think tomorrow will be an interesting day. Will update once I've completed it..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 18:45
Evening folks.. Been a busy while since ilast popped in to say hi.. Training has continued after my ultra and tomorrow I'll be seeing if the training has been worth it. I'll be starting my first marathon at 9am Saturday and the second will be at 9am Sunday. Have picked up a slight quad injury but nothing serious ams have been given the green light to run... Weather looks pants though.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 21:52
Duda - meeting up at the expo sounds like a good I idea. I was going to suggest a meet with the 3 of us just so that we aren't complete strangers on race day.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 17:34
Mikasa - welcome to the group. There is a wealth of experience and knowledge here and I'm sure any questions will be answered. I used to rely on carbs for fuel but I changed to LCHF last November and I will never go back.. It took a bit to get my head around the whole fat is good idea but the benifits are so worth it..

SS - have you considered a camelbak or something similar rather than carrying a bottle? I found using 1 double sachet with 700ml of water worked because 500ml mate it too sweet.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 13:36
SS - I havn't run the double yet. It's on the 12th and 13th November. Next year I go up an age group so it becomes easier for me to get a place..
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