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
- Definition of the Ketogenic Diet – http://www.ruled.me/guide-keto-diet/
- 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.
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.
- As I will be a fat adapted athlete, I currently believe the best training method will be based around my MAF heart rate aka The Maffetone Method – https://philmaffetone.com/what-is-the-maffetone-method/
- I currently believe in Minimalist / Barefoot running.
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.
Photo credits (excluding the food ones) = https://theinformalphotoco.com/