Iain Love

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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 08:01
Morning folks..
Shades - sounds like a lot of thought had gone into your decision.. Enjoy the time off.

Last night was a really tough club session.. We did hill reps and I found it quite tough. Not sure if it was lack of fitness or carbs but I only managed 17 of the 20 hills.(5 laps with 4 hills each lap) I was able to recover fairly quickly so it might just be fitness. will head out tonight for an easy run to try get rid of sore muscles...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 22:33

Wow some really fast times. SK, Big_ G, Steve. Nice to see the improvements are still happening...

Today was new territory for me. I went for my first long run since starting this LCHF diet. I wanted to see exactly what impact it would have and whether it was worth the effort. I ate dinner about 8pm on Saturday and by the time I set out for my run I hadn't eaten for the best part of 14hrs aside from 2 cups of coffee with cream... Yummy.

I set out fairly steady and managed to maintain a pace of about 7:30/mile. I did start to feel a little tired at about 8 miles but I managed to carry on and ended up with a total distance of 12.5 miles. I had a good lunch when I got home and was as Feeling good. No signs of tiredness for the rest of the day. 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 08:03
Morning folks...
Louey - It might be my bike as it is about 6 years old and done about 4500+ miles on it. Time for a new bike I think..

I went out for another good run last night, similar time and distance to Monday and I felt just as good.. I'll rest tonight and then do a 10 - 12 mile run tomorrow morning. That should be a good test how this diet is working..

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 07:56
EM - I've been out for a few runs since I posted that and so far so good.. Only short runs but I found energy levels were good enough to run at about 80% HR..I know I will feel the benefits when I go for a long run. Might do one tomorrow morning...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 15:39

KK - I'm still trying to replay the incident over in my head to figure out how it happened.. my right brake lever is very bent so i obviously come down on that side yet its my left hand that has all the bruising..I'm not planning on doing it again. It hurt!!

Steve - unfortunately i haven't learned how to run slowly. When I run its always fairly quickish..your times aren't bad. 1:11 for 10 miles and 20 min for 5k isn't that far away from my times so im sure with the guidance of the group you will achieve your goals...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 08:03
Shades - my run went better than expected... I didn't think I have a good run but within seconds of starting I felt really good so I relaxed and ran... I only did 4.5 miles but averaged at 6:30/mile but it felt comfortable and not forced and I want tired when I got home... So far so good..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 14:11

afternoon all, hope you are all well...

I'm never a superstitious kind of person but I'm sure the friday the 13th curse got me... I was cycling home from work and I went my usual route which starts off with a fairly long hill. As i approached the bottom (travelling at about 25mph) I braked for cars that were stopped at the traffic light, but unfortunately my front brake seized and I went head first over the handlebars and landed pretty heavily on the road. Grazed my right hand and left shoulder and badly bruised the soft tissue in my left hand. Not the best way to start the weekend...

I'm still persevering with this LCHF diet although it has only been a week. I'm not as tired and drained as i was last week but I'm yet to go for a run. that should be tonight if things go right..

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 22:53
I've stuck with it 100% apart from a double jack and coke (forgot to ask for diet) I've had no energy to do any excersise but I need to get out and run...energy levels are returning to some sort of normality..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 11:29

Mowzer - You can upgrade your windows 7 laptop to windows 10 free. We did that and it runs so much better...

Shades - I feel slightly more energised today and much less lethargic. My portion sizes have shrunk substantially and I stay full for much longer. I've just had 2 avocados and 1/4 tub natural yogurt and i feel quite satisfied. so far it seems to be working. plus I have lost 2kg.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 17:55

SK - I'm not missing carbs as such yet and am enjoying the full fat version of things like yogurt and milk. Its fruit I miss. I can agree with Shades as far as how your brain needs fast carbs to work properly as today, thinking has been non existent and i feel like i have hit the wall...I am eating much more fish and veg so it kinda makes up for the lack of carbs..

I haven't run this week yet as energy levels have been pretty low but I'll head out tomorrow morning for a slow 4-5 miles just to see how i feel.. 

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