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P.s Glad to hear you are back to schedule and focus!
Bad swim by your standards but your general fitness progress is just superb Matt
really well done. Fabulous that you are grasping the speeds required.
more you can improve 10km/10miles etc more you can cope easier ( ??) with marathon distance given that you also master time on feet concept ( which you will do)
how are the press ups coming on ?
up to 20 yet?
Great stuff Matt
25 by end of next week then you deserve some spinach !
Thanks for your welcome, very much appreciated.
Lets start with the Sunday run then move onto the biscuits! I would do a mix of the following:
If you were doing an ultra distance running event (that is anything above a marathron) I think there is a place for snickers and biscuits if that works for the indivdual BUT all biscuits are mainly fat & sugar and fat is the part you don't need during your training (some fats are very good for you ...fatty fish, olive oil etc and should be in your diet but not during your training- sorry! ). I suggest if you do like the gels or jelly babies/ jelly beans and these sit in your stomach then these are fine to use and you may find that one gel every 25minutes works for you or you may find that you would rather drip feed the jelly sweets say 6-10 per hour and this works better for you. What are you planning to drink ? Water? sports drink? a mix of both? other?
Anyway I hope this help and if anything is not clear please let me know.
Great advice from Ruth
We will make a Popeye out of you yet Matt
no donuts on Sunday
just back from 8miler at marathon pace- which ended up being 10.50 m/m so very happy although have a slight twinge in right leg so will need to keep an eye on it!!!
Hi Ruth and thanks for the awesome advice ! I will take all of that and use it from now on. I especailly like the idea of bagels....i have not had them for years and they are gorgeous so i will get some. <raises his right hand> i swear to give up on the biscuits for the running (good time to sell any shares in bourbons you might have,lol) and to drip feed on the babies during the run.
Drinks wise i've not really thought about it...and probably should now distances are getting longer....i have just been using water so far although i planned to drink oj this morning but had to postpone run till this afternoon as had too much work on. Is there any particular sports drink you would recommend?
I am hoping to shift some bulk to aid with the running and also trim the spare tyre...is there any particular foods i should be avoiding? I am in love with bread for example but people tell me this is bad for you carbs wise.....sorry for being so ignorant about food.....have been for years hence my years investing in my body ballooning to 16 stone.
Thanks for all your help
MKT- can you find out what sports drink they'll be giving away at paris (if any) as you'll need to pratice with that brand to make sure it does cause any troubles- if you get my drift!!
and after about mile 18 last year at london i never wanted to see lucozade again but at brighton its powerade so went to asda last night and socked up as they have it on offer
oh and MKT i LOVE bread as well but I always think a little of what you fancy does you good!! i'mm going to knock all the crap food at work on the head when i'm back next week as its to easy doing shifts just to get lazy and from Sunday I'm giving uo the booze until marathon day- and my other half is doing it too in support of me- bless him!!
Ruth s point about biscuits etc is vital.
If we asked you to run 12 miles on Sunday carrying bag of sugar in each hand it could be quite daunting.
As I know to my cost and sweet tooth the weight soon assembles.
Do what you can to follow Ruths great wisdom
See you sunday with the bagels
21 -- splendid.
On the shopping run between the aisles for some extra mileage !!!!
Happy Sunday All!!
managed a hilly 5 when went to visit the inlaws as they live in sheffield, i took adavtange of having some proper hils (as aroun here its distinctly flat) and pushed myself- and loved it!!! swear to god though if i lived up there my race time would probably half!!!
and tday just back from a steady 16 over all pace was 11.09 with a few faster ones thrown in for good measure!!
Would you mind if you give me an idea of what your current diet looks like? Once I have a typical BUT honest picture I may need to ask for some portion sizes but for the moment just an idea of a typical breakfast, lunch dinner and snacks and what time you usually eat these meals/snacks.
Spent a lovely day at the ASICS training day....thanks everyone for a great experience . Forgot to say that i did 12 miles today (2 hour 15mins) and could have kept on going . Weird today as first 5 miles i was struggling but then got stronger as went along....oh hang on stared munching jelly babies at 5 miles....yum .
Karen- your a star for finding that out about powerade and thanks again or all your help and advice which i am adhearing to. Kids went to bed great tonight tired out from a day at the outlaws! I promise to do the current diet tomorrow as my eyes are closing typing this