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<drools on the keyboard and stares eyes fixed in to space dreaming of delicious rocky road>
afternoon all!! any of that rocky road left?
just back from the gym did 5 miles with 6 x 2minute hill sprints with 2 minutes recovery it was hard work but good fun!
Hows the knee holding up today MKT?
got my number for Brighton Half Marathon in two weeks time today so that'll be my first real test of this years training as not raced since the marathon last year!
Malt loaf is a regular fixture on our shopping list but fig rolls are another thing. We were taken (dragged) on YHA holidays as kids and fig rolls were snack food en route. Can't stand them now. Dates were good after Christmas though.
Matt - I've copied you into an email
Matt I was out on the bike this afternoon..the wind was better than this morning..butyou are higher up there...........
I was thinking of cycling up your way wednesday on my long run..............I will be trying to avoid the big hills around there
I love fig rolls and malt loaf
Morning Matt - happy to hear the knee's feeling better.
I've never had malt loaf, but did pop some malt in the cookies I brought to training day and love the flavour it adds. Why are fig rolls and malt loaf so good (are they filling, good energy, low fat)? Would you recommend them before- / post- exercise / any time?
Just found this recipe on Runners World this morning and intend to prepare these for breakfast next week: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/recipes/banana-and-peanut-butter-muffins/6107.html. With that sweet tooth, I reckon they'll be just the ticket.
Internet went down last night....curses in the direction of tiscali lol
Didn't have a thing to eat after tea! WOOOOHOOOOO! and had a yoghurt this morning before swimming.....only time for 20 lengths this morning......but pool busy so good to experience choppy waters.
Going to the supermarket in a bit so will look for these mysterious fig rolls and let you know what i make of em. Shopping list- yoghurt, yoghurt, yoghurt, fig rolls, yoghurt, malt loaf, yoghurt, yoghurt
Seren- Not in the valleys for this one, i cycled from Hereford to Abergavenny and the wind wasn't too bad just a constant in the face....exciting though as i was trying out my new bar end shifters on the tri bars.....going to start on the hills next to me this week
Liking the sainsburys shoping experience....found their salad bar and could not resist.....probably the healthiest and yet tastiest thing ever eaten by mankind....3 types of beans, sprinkle of variety of nuts, peas in pods with a mint flavour, cous cous and carrots.....bit of pasta...yummm .
Got the malt loaf, fig rolls and got a packet of dried figs- funny looking things....
....but taste great. Also picked up some powerade to get used to what they use in Paris.
Alex- sorry didn't see your post earlier....the malt loaf is quite filling and good for carbs, low in fat (nicking info from kinght rider) and the fig rolls have per 100g 67.5g carbs but quite low fat per roll. For me i'm thinking of using this magic stuff as some replacement for the yoghurt and as mid morning, mid afternoon snacks. Thanks for the recipe to i might have a go at that for next week too
Portion control....this was the meal last night......
.....that sald today was lush though.
One more pic while i'm at it......
Still smiling from the win
sounds like your IT band, (Iliotibial band) tightened up. You can try and get the foam roller on the muscle at the top of the hip, just down from your hip bone as if this is overworked then it pulls the ITb tight.
This normally happens if the lower back tightens up and the gluts get tired.
Get the bridging going and you may need to get some work on your lower back.
Let me know how it goes
This is what your day should be looking like.
Breakfast (you can run/swim before if wish): porridge or cereal (40g) with milk or some fruit & yoghurt or even a couple of poached eggs on 2 slices of wholegrain toast.
Mid morning: Piece of fruit & slice of malt loaf or yoghurt or a couple of large rice cakes with banana.
Lunch something balanced: your salad as above or sandwich with lean filling/small baked potato. Plus large banana or handful of dried fruit (don’t eat too much dried food).
Then follow advice for eating something before training & keeping meals smaller in evening. Your chicken kiev is not the healthiest, a chicken breast would be better but think for now just work on portion control as think you are doing REALLY WELL with reducing food at night- so a big well done, really mean that.
Okay now I am going to be the spoil sport you are starting on the biscuits again but under a different name….. fig rolls are still biscuits, they may be low in fat like jaffa cakes BUT they are still biscuits/cakes so not providing you with a lot of good stuff like vitamins/minerals fiber etc So unless using as a treat when trying to loss weight they will just displace more nutritious food. A low fat yogurt/pot of custard and a piece of fruit would provide a lot more fiber, calcium, vitamins & also protein compared to biscuits that provide you with calories from sugar, a little fat and salt and not much else. Hope you are still talking to me!!!
Matt.............I'm planning on cycling up to abergavenny via pontypool...............and then on the heads of the valleys to brynmawr and then on to the side roads to get across to tredegar.............I'm trying to remember how many big hills are on the route
great work on the portion controls
Matt (and Ruth!) - have you tried graze box for snacks? I get an energy box every week and I love it. But Ruth might have different ideas! Would love to have your thoughts Ruth.
Hope the knee is okay. I'm holding you to that gauntlet you picked up so no injuries please. Oh, and a warning, I'm doing mile reps at 10min/mile pace now so don't look behind you too often cos I'll be close by.
Thanks so much for telling me about the cycle path...............going on the heads of the valley wouldn't have been much fun and the path was beautiful.............good job I wasn't on my road bike...............I have driven the road from Rhymney to Abergavenny so many times over the years and looked across the clydach gorge and thought that i would have to walk up there one day......
I loved cycling through so much history and beauty
I love graze bixes- i use them when i'm doubles at work to stop me eating crap from the choccy machine!!
having a day off running today as feeling a bit gritty so going to have a relaxing day at home and an early night and try and do 10miles tomorrow before work! was meant to do my lSR today but will reachedule to aftre my early shift on saturday/sunday not ideal but just don't have anything in me to even try 18miles.....
hows the knee?
Hi all, again - sorry for being quiet for a while as I had not been well over the weekend, as has bad case of Tinitus which I get get quite often due to my deafness making me have bad headaches and unbalanced.
So could not run - until today which I did the speed session 12 x 200m(65 secs) and did them all under the allocated times, so pleased to get back to running.
At least this is a easy week to get back to running 4M in 44mins tmr, and the HM run on Sunday - I pleased my wife to cancel her shift on Sunday so I could run(!)
Well done to everyone who is doing lots of efforts, and all that talk about food is making me hungry, cant eat til I get home at 6pm. Dont want to venture the vending machine here which is full of junk!
Keep it going, and hope the knee is bearing up.