Ketogenic Endurance

I believe a LCHF Ketogenic Diet, can help fuel my (barefoot/minimalist) running ambitions. Can I go from a Novice runner to an Ultramarathon runner? Lets find out ……..

About Me

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Brief History up until January 18th 2016

  • Sunday League footballer.
  • Dabbled in running and semi-regular gym goer. Have ran 2 half marathons, 1 in 2 hours and 1 hours 50 minutes. These were in 2010 & 2011 respectively.
  • Never seriously overweight, but never in truly good shape either. Found it increasingly harder to fight the beer belly towards the end. So I knew eventually I would become overweight.

 

January 19th 2016 and onwards

Ketogenic Diet and LCHF

  • My Ketogenic Diet – I eat a real food Ketogenic Diet. I rarely make fake pizza, pasta’s, fat bombs etc. I keep it simple, so a portion of protein, a large portion of leafy green vegetables and some added healthy oil or butter. I do not factor in alcohol. I like Red Wine and Whiskey, and if I am out with friends I will have beer. If this knocks me out of Keto, I do not worry about it, as I soon get back into it.
  • My LCHF Diet – these are days when I go over my net 20g of Carbs. However it is still real food, it just means I have had some potatoes for example. I still do not eat bread etc. Depending social occasions I would say I am 90% Keto, and 10% LCHF.

 

Running

5 Year Goal

  • 2017 – 2*10k’s, 2*Half Marathons, and 1 full Marathon.
  • 2018 – multiple full Marathons.
  • 2019 to 2021 – to be a regular on the UK Ultramarathon scene.

Training

Strength & Flexibility

These will be used as a means of Injury Prevention.

  • Strength – I will look to make progressions in Bodyweight Exercises like, push up, pull ups and squats.
  • Yoga – I will look to do a minimum of 10 minutes a day, but will look to do more when I can.

 

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