Iain Love

Latest posts by Iain Love

1 to 10 of 1,025

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..

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 12:37
NB - glad to see its going well for the whole family. My son doesn't easy much bread or sweets and had started to eat more fruit so it's all good..

Got my VLM gfa acceptance through so after my double marathon weekend it will be straight into London training.. Aim is to break the 2:45 barrier..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 08:13
Shades - I don't know why but my legs seem to really tighten up very quickly. Every time I go get a massage the guy can't believe how right my legs get and he spends an hour just getting the knots out. It might be because of my job.. I like the idea of a spreadsheet cause I've started filling my calendar up already ams I don't want to forget I've booked a race..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 17:17

Big_G - I did read all that stuff about the ballot not being weighted etc. Must be a really big hat... I was expecting the GFA times to be amended for next year since I had 1500+ people in front of me and I ran a 2:56 so well inside the GFA time. I just need to keep getting faster ...

Shades - my day off changes every week. I work 5 out of 6 days with Sunday off and my day off is a rotating day. This week it's Thursday, next week it will Friday, week after, Saturday and so on...

i did manage to get out and do a okayish 18 today, wind was chilly but thankfully my return run was with the wind. my left knee hurt a bit but I think my calves and quads are really tight..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 09:25
Morning folks. Just had a chance to catch up with goings on..
Louey - very well done on a great result.
Shades - well done on your event considering your ITB gave you issues. Makes me realise that walking is all part of a 6 hr event which I'll remember for the next one I do.
I've been keeping the training ticking along and most of my runs are 8 miles or more but above 7:30/mile and today Im all geared up for 18+ miles.
It's been quite strange this week as I have been delivering loads of unsuccessful vlm magazines and alot of my FB feeds are from disappointed entrants. I wonder how many ballot places are awarded..
Shades - any idea when I change age group. I turn 40 in march so would that mean to qualify for GFA for the following year my times would change or would I have to be in the age category before setting the time..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 20:51

Shades - thanks I'll keep the training down to a marathon schedule...Had a good run this evening apart from the headwind that seemed to follow me no matter which way I turned. There were hints of winter in that wind so running will become fun...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 19:26

Shades - how do I approach training over the next 6 weeks.. Do I resume with the ultra training just shortening the long runs or do I train as if I was running a single race...


Thats the medal.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 19:21

Lee - I was looking at doing the race on the 19th but my OH reminded me that we were going out with friends so I had to seek alternate racing arrangements so I opted for the "winter numbers game 2" double marathon on the 12th and 13th.

the Sunday after my ultra was a total carb fest...full English with toast and yorkshires, party food and 3 pints of ale (kids birthday) and I started to eat pizza in the evening which, after one bite, I felt ill and left it alone. Made me realise this way of eating is with me forever more..

1 to 10 of 1,025

Discussions started by Iain Love

Woohoo new pb

Replies: 2    Views: 424
Last Post: 29/05/2012 at 22:37

Edinburgh marathon 2012

Replies: 3    Views: 583
Last Post: 20/05/2012 at 16:22

paranoid about injury

Replies: 2    Views: 367
Last Post: 13/05/2012 at 18:27

injury 3 weeks before a race noooooo...

Replies: 7    Views: 847
Last Post: 06/05/2012 at 18:04

new running shoes!

Replies: 2    Views: 888
Last Post: 10/04/2012 at 13:27

getting motivated to train

Replies: 7    Views: 1066
Last Post: 07/03/2012 at 09:11

getting my pace back

Replies: 0    Views: 644
Last Post: 06/02/2012 at 20:14
7 threads returned