Barefoot & Butter: Running on Keto (Marathon Training 8th -14th October 2016)

“You don’t stop running because you get old, you get old because you stop running.”
Christopher McDougall, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

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Yes yes yes !!! I have run a marathon. Well by ran, I mostly mean walked. Oh and by marathon, I mean over the course of a week not in one go!!! It kind of counts though doesn’t it?

I set out this week to log 26.2 Strava miles, anyway I could. As I am developing my Barefoot Running Technique gradually, I knew it would be mainly made up of walking. That’s cool though as I like walking, good for the soul and all that. Anyway I walked 23.35 miles, and ran 6.31 miles over the week for a total of 29.66 miles. Running Hero’s UK website https://www.runningheroes.com is to blame for my mileage target. One of the challenges this week was to log 26.2 miles, and if you do you get entered into a prize draw for free entry into the Paris Marathon. So any excuse to go to Paris really.

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The Running Hero’s challenge actually runs from Monday to Sunday, whereas my diary runs Saturday to Friday. So I still need to run 3 miles on Saturday to reach the target. So I will do the Sedgefield Parkrun tomorrow.

I think I am going to stick to the 26.2 mile weekly challenge going forward. Slowly building up the percentage that is made up of running. Then eventually when it is 100% running, I can then increase the mileage further.

I am really pleased with how things have gone this week, however due to the amount of time spent running and walking. I have not have time to do any Strength or Flexibility work. However as I run more, the less time it will all take. So I will be able to bring some Strength and Flexibility work back into the programme.
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Goals Summary

  • Racesin 2017 I want to race in minimum of two 10k’s, two Half Marathons, and the Bournemouth Marathon on the 8th October 2017.
  • TrainingUsing mainly the MAF Test method by Phil Maffetone.
  • TechniqueBarefoot Running. Currently wearing Freet Footware – Meta Ayr. 4mm sole, zero drop.
    • DietKetogenic Diet & LCHF, based around a Primal way of eating unprocessed real food.

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Marathon Training Programme  – Workouts: 8th – 14th October 2016.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Other

Gardening

Helping out at my Grandparents allotment.

Post Workout Notes: No running or walking today, but I did shovel 1 tonne of soil into wheelbarrows. That has got to count as something!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Other

Walk

Loughrigg Fell, 6 mile walk.

Completed: 6 mi

Post Workout Notes: Good walk around Loughrigg Fell, Rydal Water and Grassmire lake (Lake District, UK). Some steep climbs, which was good for my endurance.

Monday, October 10, 2016

06:26

Other

Walk

Adding walks into my schedule, to increase my weekly mileage to 26.2m.

Completed: 2.81 mi ~ 51:53 (18:26 min/mi)

Post Workout Notes: Nice early morning walk to wake me up before work.

17:30

Other

Walk

Walk towards my weekly mileage, for the Running Heros challenge.

Completed: 3.08 mi ~ 59:35 (19:21 min/mi)

Post Workout Notes: Nice walk around Hardwick Park.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

06:25

Other

Walk

A walk to count towards my Running Heros mileage challenge.

Completed: 2.88 mi ~ 53:30 (18:35 min/mi)

Post Workout Notes: Another morning walk, it just stopped raining before I set off which was a bonus. My legs are starting to get a bit heavy now. My heels are a little sore too, as it the right side of the balls of my feet.

18:02

MAF Run

Run at max Heart Rate 139.

Completed: 3.15 mi ~ 44:05 (13:59 min/mi)

Post Workout Notes: A nice run with Heather, contributing towards my weekly mileage target. Calves and legs sore afterwards, but do not feel injured.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

06:35

Other

Walk

Morning walk towards my Running Heros weekly mileage challenge.

Completed: 2.86 mi ~ 54:05 (18:53 min/mi)

Post Workout Notes: My legs are starting to stiffen up a bit, so I will have a rest tonight. Calves are ok, and no other injuries to report.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

06:33

Other

Walk

Walk towards my Running Heros mileage challenge.

Completed: 2.88 mi ~ 54:53 (19:03 min/mi)

Post Workout Notes: Got absolutely soaked. Turns out my Freet Barefoot Shoes do not offer much protection to heavy rain!!! Haha.

18:09

Run

MAF Run

Run at max Heart Rate 139.

Completed: 3.16 mi ~ 46:18 (14:40 min/mi)

Post Workout Notes: The usual short run for Heather and I. We got lucky with the weather as it just stopped raining when we set off. My legs felt a bit heavy after all the walking and running this week. No injuries to report.

Friday, October 14, 2016

06:36

Other

Morning Walk

A short Walk.

Completed: 2.84 mi ~ 53:25 (18:47 min/mi)

Post Workout Notes: I did the loop I do for my short run. Legs are definitely feeling the effects of my weekly mileage. I will rest tonight, then after a Parkrun tomorrow I will have reached my target mileage.

Weekly Mileage Total: 29.66 mi

Completed Walking: 23.35 mi

Completed Run: 6.31 mi ~ 1:30:23

 
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