Iain Love

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Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: Today at 13:09

cartersum - wow that is impressive mileage, I should be around that each week but life keeps getting in the way.

I hadnt eaten all day saturday so by about 3pm i was so hungry, i had to eat something, so i reached for the bread and made myself 2 slices with butter on. I had about 3 bites and felt sick and couldnt eat any more..Not sure if its psychological but i am disliking anything with carbs in it...hope to get over this cold and cough so i can ramp up my weekly milage.  

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 07:50
Shades - I am surprised how pleased I am with that time.. I thought I would be disappointed it wasn't a pb but I wasn't trying for one. Got a very busy couple of weeks ahead so have to make any runs count as I don't think I'll get out Everyday. Got to try get more long runs in and focus cause London is approaching fast..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 11:27
Big_G - wrote that's a fantastic time. Well done..
I did the 10k this morning Despite still having a slight cough and stuffy head... The route had changed a bit since the last time I ran it and it was 3 laps including a long slow hill each lap.. Definitely not A PB course but my unofficial time was 41:17 which I'm happy with.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 20:50
1SteveMac - the first few days on a very low Carb diet are tough as your body looks for Carbs but slowly it starts to burn fat so energy levels return above and beyond normal and I love having endless energy... It is each to their own I guess...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 07:13

Cal - the change of diet has been an experience but so far, so good. 

Shades - the almost year of little to no running did take its toll on my weight but I have settled down and weigh 9st 7lbs,  which some people regard as too light but I'm comfortable. As far as the lurgy goes, I'm feeling a little rough today but it is still above my neck but I'll get some advice tomorrow whether I should run on Sunday...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 09:37
Big_G - since beginning Dec I've lost 11lbs but nothing over the last few weeks as my weight has levelled out and I think I'm where I need to be but I do keep a close eye on it.. As far as cravings go, I've gotten over the craving for fruit so no major cravings thankfully.
Shades - I managed a steady 5 miles last night which didn't seem be affected by the way I feel so fingers crossed I'll be OK to race Sunday..

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 06:17
Carterusm - Im not sure how the fueling for such a long event would work but I am reading a book called " the art and science of low Carb performance " it might be worth a look as it delves deep into how the body adapts to burning fat for endurance events..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 06:12
Cal - it's called LCHF. it's a low Carb high fat diet... Completely contradictory to what we all learn about fueling for sport etc. I was sceptical about it when I started it but now I love it... I have endless energy and feel great and don't feel bogged down with heavy carbs... It takes a lot to get your head around. I don't eat bread, pasta potatoes rice or any sugars but I do eat full fat cheese, yogurts, butter, meat with the fat on, bacon etc and plenty of green veg.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 16:54

Afternoon shadies... It's Sod's law that when I enter races, I get ill. My OH has been unwell for the past week and it looks like it has grabbed me too although it is only in my sinuses at the moment.. I am going to try go out for a run this evening and see how I feel and as long as it stays above my neck I should be able to race on Sunday. 

Shades - just thought I would mention that one of the joys of this diet I'm on, is the rapid recovery after a long/hard run. I felt good that evening and could of easily gone for a run on Monday morning. There are days where, if I go out in the morning, I get the urge to do an evening run too. Haven't quite done that yet but I am tempted...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 08:03
Morning all. Hope you are well and had a good weekend running.. I managed to get out yesterday and do a slowish 18 miles despite my garmin pausing a few miles in.. I felt pretty good afterwards so was happy with my run. I've entered the Greenwich Park 10k on Sunday so I'll see how my pace is.
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