Training for my first 100km mountain race, Jan 2016

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Re: My log: Training for a sub 3.30 marathon

#61 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:47 pm

Awesome salad, made heaps so it's also my lunch today.

Treated myself to a new pair of running shoes as I think my current ones have close to 800km in them. I really like the ethics of Brooks as a company and I get the impression they are consciously trying to reduce their carbon footprint; plus if they're good enough for Chrissie Wellington they're sure going to be good enough for me :lol:


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Re: My log: Training for a sub 3.30 marathon

#62 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:31 pm

THURSDAY 3rd APRIL

RUN TYPE: TEMPO
SHOES: BROOKS 'GHOST'
INTENSITY: 7/10

PRE-RUN BODYWEIGHT: 131.6
POST-RUN BODYWEIGHT: 130.2

*PB*

DIST: 11.7km
TIME: 55:02

CALORIES: 890 (970cal/hr)

AVE SPD: 12.71kph
AVE PCE: 4.43min/km
MAX SPD: 16.04kph
MAX PCE: 3.44min/km


POST-RUN RECOVERY:


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Pea protein, almond milk, spirulina & 10g D-Ribose
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Re: My log: Training for a sub 3.30 marathon

#63 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:11 pm

Legs are feeling surprisingly fine after yesterdays effort. Just fueling up before I head out on my long run for this week, depending on how I feel will probably be somewhere between 20-30km.


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Just knocked up a nice little salad with some mixed salad greens, carrot, capsicum, kale and drizzled some mango & chili dressing over it :wink:
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Re: My log: Training for a sub 3.30 marathon

#64 Postby Kora » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:32 am

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:Awesome salad, made heaps so it's also my lunch today.

Treated myself to a new pair of running shoes as I think my current ones have close to 800km in them. I really like the ethics of Brooks as a company and I get the impression they are consciously trying to reduce their carbon footprint; plus if they're good enough for Chrissie Wellington they're sure going to be good enough for me :lol:


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Brooks always has nice shoes. I like them because they seam to have more toe room then some of the brands but sometimes I find them a bit heavy.

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Re: My log: Training for a sub 3.30 marathon

#65 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:59 am

Kora wrote:Brooks always has nice shoes. I like them because they seam to have more toe room then some of the brands but sometimes I find them a bit heavy.

These ones are 300g each shoe so they're not too bad, and like you say they have plenty of toe room :)
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ATURDAY 5th APRIL

#66 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:01 am

SATURDAY 5th APRIL

RUN TYPE: SHORT & FAST
SHOES: BROOKS 'GHOST'
INTENSITY: 6/10

PRE-RUN CARDIAC STRESS TEST: 1%
POST-RUN (15mins) CARDIAC STRESS TEST: 8%

DIST: 6.42km
TIME: 29:46

CALORIES: 472 (951cal/hr)

AVE SPD: 12.93kph
AVE PCE: 4.38min/km
MAX SPD: 16.43kph
MAX PCE: 3.39min/km
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Re: My log: Training for a sub 3.30 marathon

#67 Postby mrbear666 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:00 am

nice shoes mate, you wont lose those in the dark :D
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SUNDAY 6th APRIL

#68 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:53 pm

SUNDAY 6th APRIL

RUN TYPE: RECOVERY
SHOES: BROOKS 'GHOST'
INTENSITY: 3/10

POST-RUN BW: 129.8lb

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DIST: 13.25km
TIME: 1.07:50

CALORIES: 974 (861cal/hr)

AVE SPD: 11.72kph
AVE PCE: 5.07min/km
MAX SPD: 15.33kph
MAX PCE: 3.54min/km


WEEKS TOTAL: 41.7km
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Re: My log: Training for a sub 3.30 marathon

#69 Postby esqinchi » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:30 pm

Dude, that's probably more miles than I've ran in my entire life! I like those kicks too mate, maybe I should get a pair.

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Re: My log: Training for a sub 3.30 marathon

#70 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:42 am

esqinchi wrote:Dude, that's probably more miles than I've ran in my entire life! I like those kicks too mate, maybe I should get a pair.

It's only 40km this week, so only about 25 miles mate. That's not really that much but the emphasis was on speed so I deliberately kept the distance on the lower side.

I'll be bringing it back up soon though, an 'average' week of marathon training for me should be somewhere between 60-80km but life, work and kids sometimes get in the way a little :roll:
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Fasting

#71 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:43 am

I have decided that I will be changing my diet slightly from tomorrow, I am going to be fasting for at least one day out of each week and see how that affects my training. I love the concept of it and the health benefits it brings, not to mention the energy I derive from intelligently fasting throughout the course of the day :)


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Some things I am implementing from tomorrow:

** First thing every morning ~ cup of warm water, 1/2 squeezed lemon, aloe juice & apple cider vinegar. This will replace my morning coffee
** No breakfast
** Lunch will be based around a salad depending on hunger, energy requirements etc
** Juicing every day ~ carrot, apple, pomegranate, kale, goji and ginger will be the main ones for these next few weeks
** More snacks through the day, increased vegetable & fruit intake
** Final meal(s) before 7pm
** Bed by 10pm
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Re: My log: Training for a sub 3.30 marathon

#72 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:38 pm

First day nearly done and feeling great. I had a carrot, apple, pomegranate, kale, goji and ginger juice about 12pm and that's carried me through until the late afternoon.

For dinner I'm just going to mix up a packet of quinoa rice I found at our local supermarket with a freshly made kale salad, avocado and a yellow & red lentil curry I made up yesterday. Hoping to get out for a quick run for an hour or so later on after the kids are in bed, that's if the rain doesn't get any heavier :roll:
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Re: My log: Training for a sub 3.30 marathon

#73 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:06 pm

Just heading out for a morning run before work after having a few days off training.

Diet has been going well and I am feeling great as a result of juicing every day. Treated myself yesterday to a nice vege quaesadilla from a local restaurant that knows me well, they happily cater to all of my dietary requirements and look after me well. They know I like spicy foods so this time the chef made me up a hot salsa sauce with some jalapenos on the side ~ damn fine stuff 8)


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Re: My log: Training for a sub 3.30 marathon

#74 Postby esqinchi » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:21 pm

Fasting, eh? You feel ok while doing this? I always find I get all messed up (read: disoriented, grouchy, etc.) when I don't feed myself regularly. Any trick you have?

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Re: My log: Training for a sub 3.30 marathon

#75 Postby Kora » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:28 pm

esqinchi wrote:Fasting, eh? You feel ok while doing this? I always find I get all messed up (read: disoriented, grouchy, etc.) when I don't feed myself regularly. Any trick you have?


ME TO!! Only I would have to throw in bitchy and mean. :oops:


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