Iain Love


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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 18:04
Shades - I agree about having a great training run, it's a big buzz and I think I've been looking at my races all wrong. I think the longer ones appeal to me more than halves etc. I'll get my first ultra done and then see where it takes me but I have a feeling that it will be the first of many. Passing the marathon mark and continuing to run felt very odd but in a good way.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 17:57
SS - I don't need to lose any more weight so I don't want to reduce my Carb intake too much. My ultra is in September so still got time to play around with fueling. Not sure what in going to do on the day but since its only a 6 hr event i might just stick to Lucozade diluted in water. It seems to work..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 09:54
Shades - unfortunately I had a few bits to do so no rest... Im very surprised how good my legs feel today. No stiffness and even my knees feel good... Is it a bad thing that I can't wait for my next long run?

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 23:01
I'm still getting used to the endurance side of LCHF so I guess it is precautionary and the Lucozade was for the electrolyte properties as the water I had in my camelbak tasted wierd so i didn't want to drink it... I try stick to around 50ish grams a day but I'm not that strict. All i know it's I found my run felt pretty comfortable with no loss in energy. If my legs weren't feeling so tired i would of pushed further..

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 12:13
Well today was a totally new experience. I managed to get out this morning, albeit slightly later then I wanted, but it was still cool enough to enjoy my run. I took it very easy average pace of 8:09/mile but I did walk up some of the bigger hills and after 20 miles i used a run/walk strategy. Total distance 28.26 in 3:50. The best part for me was how my body felt considering what i ate. I had a bowl of weetabix and I mixed a Lucozade into a liter of water on my back. I could of carried on if my legs didn't hurt...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 12:09
Morning shadies...
Well today was a totally new experience. I managed to get out this morning, albeit slightly later then I wanted, but it was still cool enough to enjoy my run. I took it very easy average pace of 8:09/mile but I did walk up some of the bigger hills and after 20 miles i used a run/walk strategy. Total distance 28.26 in 3:50. The best part for me was how my body felt considering the diet I'm on. I had a bowl of weetabix and I mixed a Lucozade into a liter of water.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 18:33
Holy smokes Mowzer. You are a machine and an inspiration. Congrats...

I've struggled with the heat this week so Sunday was the last time i ran but I'm off tomorrow and im giving myself 4 hrs to run 28 miles starting at 5:30 so it should be cooler.. I'll never moan about the cold weather again...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 13:55
Steve - wow fantastic effort well done. With this warmer weather I'm glad my ultra is in late September.

Shades - I'm off on Thursday so i might get up my normal time 4:50am have something to eat and try that long run in the cooler morning temperatures. Thankfully i have a slight change in environment next week as we are driving up to Scotland to see my folks so I'll be getting some good running done there.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 19:40
Shades - the planned 28 didn't go as planned..I headed out at 10:30, got to about 8 miles and realised that the remaining 20 would be madness so I called it a day ams headed home. The heat and humidity was overwhelming, and on top of that I had only had 5 hrs very interrupted sleep. Not ideal conditions for a long run of that magnitude..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 20:47

Evening folks...

Ian - congrats on another PB. Looks like you just get stronger and faster by the day.

well done to KK and Cal on your park runs. Good times considering how warm it was..looks like I must add some park runs to my plans just to get the speed back up. Possibly make it part of my London training...

I went out for the first of my long runs this weekend . Managed 12 miles but had to walk a couple of times to prevent me from overheating. Not so sure running 28 miles tomorrow will be as fun as I hope but I guess I'll find that out soon enough.

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