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Long story short (ish), after having a baby and pigging while sitting on my bum feeding, i managed to become about 6 stone overweight. I havenever been small but have always been muscley and fit due to working with horses, so being unfit has floored me!
In Febuary i signed up for the GNR. I have never run before and it came as a shock to the system just how bad the situation was, with the effect i couldn't run for 3 mins straight. I began getting knee and muscle pains and decided i would have to shift some weight first. I have lost 3 stone on a very low calorie diet (about 600 calories a day max) and have started running again - what a difference! I love it, i can go out and am currently following a training plan and am upto about 18 miles a week, with 6 miles as my long run.
I am determined to do the race, i have no pain at all and tbh, i am kinda making it up as i go along, running the majority but also walking if i have to. I am not aiming for Usain Bolt times (!) but just aim to complete (hopefully under 3 days...!).
My question is; I have noticed i run better if i eat something, but obviously still have weight to shift. I feel i am beginning to need more in my diet, but have no idea what i should be eating to help me in my training whilst maintaining my weight loss. So any ideas?
have no tasty nibbles for reading this far, but can unearth some mini rolls for the deserving and a G&T!