Iain Love


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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 22:41
Well I've gone and done it... Iv entered a marathon double on the 12th & 13th Nov.. Looks like training is all go...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 21:11

Jugula - That's a good session well done..what race you doing?

well I'm sitting here with a serious case of the post race blues so I have been looking at a race mid to late November. I have been looking at a double marathon weekend but I would need to try get the Saturday off..hmmmm

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 10:20
Mowzer - I'm not 100% sure what the ingredients are in tailwind products but I do know they are a complex carb that doesn't produce an inulin spike so no crash after. They are water soluble so it mixed them into my camelbak..they are amazing..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 19:32
SK - I have found that low carb is best suited for endurance so sprints, tennis and other sports that require a fast injection of speed or power it is a hindrance. Unless I guess you start all your training from the beginning.. I have now adopted it as a way of life and will continue to eat this way.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 09:40
Shades - on Sunday morning that is exactly how I was thinking.. I was chuffed that I made it to 33 but frustrated I allowed myself to "give up". I am looking at doing another one this year but I'll put in more long training runs and I'll complete the 6hrs. I'll put it down as a lesson learned..
6 mile slow recovery run today. Legs felt a little wobbly to start but I soon felt back to normal.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 18:38
Big_G - that's the beauty of this diet.. I had a fry up at 8:30am and nothing else till after the race. I discovered this product called tailwind. It's a hydrating fuel source that is 200cal per serving. I consumed 300cal during the race and that was it.. Didn't crave anything to eat straight away afterI finished and when I did eat it was a piece of cheese.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 17:14
Mowzer - yeah you bet I'm going to take up his challenge. It will be a tough task as I'd have to average 6:52/mile but my train of thought is, if I do the first marathon in around 2:45 and the second in around 3:15. That half hour is hopefully enough time to save some energy..
The thing I am chuffed about is that I did my ultra on a low carb diet and I felt fantastic after..

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 16:36
FM - I had planned to get into a comfortable pace of around 7:30/mile and stay there but I don't know how to run slow so I did what I always do and went out at around 6:50/mile till about 16 miles in. Them I made use of the fact my Mrs was at the end of every lap and refilled my camelbak and then eased off a bit cause my knee started to ache. Got to marathon distance in 3:17 then I decided to take it easy and talk to people as I passed them. Energy levels were very high even when I finished. It was the pain in my knees hips and the constant stitches that forced me to stop. Been set a challenge to try do 52.4 miles in the 6hr window..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 15:03
Eleta - previous post was auto corrected to elegant sorry..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 13:28
Elegant - first of all, well done for stopping smoking. I can't talk from experience but it must be one of the hardest things anyone can do.as far as the weight loss goes, again something I've never had to deal with but I have been playing around with a new diet and one of the things I have learned, it's that processed foods that are carb heavy (bread, biscuits pastries or anything with refined sugar) are responsible for weight gain no matter how much you exercise. I know I'm no expert ams in sure there will be people with a different outlook to me but try stay positive..
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