Training On Cheese For Breakfast And Entering The Dublin Marathon
Hey cunts/motherfuckers/Daleks/Jesus/anyone else with eyes and too much time on their tits.
It’s the last day of the month and I ran 404k or 251 miles in total over 29 runs in September.
That’s my most ever by a distance. I was gonna run home tonight from work but I had half a bar of my favourite chocolate Ritter Sport Chocolate Mouse and I could feel my digestive system recoil in some kind of distress/panic.
I’m doing the high fat / low carb thing again until 24th October. I’ve lost about 5lbs in 10 days but I think most of that is from the running and tracking my calories. Here’s been a typical day so far.
I try not to obsess over it. That’s why I had the Ritter Sport chocolate earlier. I don’t subscribe to the idea that carbs are bad, but neither do I think they are necessary for the type of training I’m doing now. I didn’t start running just to burn the sugar I was forcing into myself before a run. I was running to get rid of the fat that was already there.
Last week I ran 103km on about 50g of carbs a day. It was pretty easy apart from the 30km run on Saturday where I got harassed by 2 dogs and their cunt owner who proceeded to call me an Irish cunt after I told him to look after his fucking dogs.
The downside of the high fat diet is the persistent metallic taste in my mouth. It tastes as if I’ve had coins for supper and a Dalek’s fanny for breakfast. It’s not the ideal way to start the morning.
Today I entered the Dublin Marathon
My aim is to get back down below 200lbs by October 24th which is when I fly back over to see my family and then do the marathon.
I’m really looking forward to it. I don’t know what I’m gonna do diet wise after the race. If I continue to like the high fat thing then I’ll choose to do it for a month or so at a time.
My whole inspiration for the the high fat thing this time was the ultramarathoner Stu Mittleman’s book ‘Slow Burn’. It made a lot of sense to me as it promotes exercising like a lazy bastard.
I guess the most important thing is to keep on running and to at least try different things out.