Yikes, I Signed Up To A Full Marathon!!!

That’s right. I completed a half marathon last weekend (Run Melbourne in 1:58) and was considering the option of doubling the distance a few days before I decided I might as well have a crack at it (as they say Down Under). I have attempted training for a full marathon before, but after a 30KM training run I ended up with knee issues due to tight ITB and not using the correct muscles when running. While training for the half I was pleasantly surprised I didn’t have any pain and I only pulled up slightly sore the day after, so at the moment I feel confident the old body will be able to cope with the training. Fingers crossed.

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So, today 2nd of August, there are 10 weeks and one sleep until Melbourne Marathon on October 12th. Yikes. That means I will be doing a lot of running, but I also need to make sure I do a lot of yoga and stretching to ensure I don’t end up with another silly injury. But more importantly, I will need to focus on eating enough and well while training. After all, it does take a fair bit of energy to run 3-4 times per week (and I am planning on 2 weight training sessions and 3 yoga classes per week). I would love to hear from runners running on LCHF to hear how they go with long runs, what they eat? I am on the lookout for some new, quick breakfast ideas too (I get up at 4:30AM for work every day, I don’t like wasting any time in the kitchen at that time…). Got some favourites, please share them in a comment below.

I’ll try to share my progress here as the weeks go by, to maybe inspire someone else to embark on a journey they never thought they would. Or inspire you to get up and do something. If I in the end will be able to run 42.2km, then maybe you can at least run 1km? Or 3, or 5 or 10 or maybe you’re already an Ultra Marathon runner (and completely and utterly crazy!)? Either way, I hope you want to stop by every now and then to track my progress, pick up a new recipe or two or just watch the scenery.

Speaking of, I have a new, and terribly bad addiction (no, it’s not really an addiction, but it is so delicious it could turn into one any time soon); Muggins. Like a muffin but made in a mug, in the microwave. Ready less than 5 minutes after you feel a little peckish. I’ll put up the recipe I am using later. But be warned, they are addictive.

Have an awesome night 🙂

Awesome Ashild, xoxo

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8 Responses to Yikes, I Signed Up To A Full Marathon!!!

  1. lmarieallen says:

    Awesome time on your half! I’m trying to build my running base back up after breast cancer treatment and breast reconstruction. It’s slow going. I hope that I’m able to get back to decent mileage; they say that chemo ages you at the cellular level.

    I know you are low carb, and I try to keep carbs in check as well, but I do indulge in one piece of sprouted grain (Ezekiel) bread in the morning, with almond butter and half a banana sliced. It’s very fast and portable. I then restrict carbs the rest of the day. I think the one indulgence helps with endurance and fatigue.

    • Wow, good on you!! Take one day at a day and keep moving forward! That sounds delish! I am low carb, but that never means no carb 🙂 I have bananas and bread every now and then (and as you can see today, a cheeky muggin too!). I’ll definitely try this!

  2. Hey, I’m excited to see another post from you! I’m training for a half marathon in November, and always feel motivated after I read something from you!

  3. I am so excited to follow your progress on this journey. As someone who once weighed 320 lbs. I have done 5 half marathons, two 10 milers and a few 10k races. I’m now 250 but healthier than ever. I’m not your typical “runner’s body” type of guy but that does not stop me.
    I love this forum where we can post and follow each other’s progress! I haven’t even started my first full and I already signed up for my 2nd, but that is at the end of August, 2015.
    I’ve been following your blog and Instagram and I find you to be truly inspirational! Thank you for being there and posting. I always enjoy them.

    -Matt

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