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.
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