Hello everyone! It’s been a while. I am way overdue for a post so here it goes.
I have been very busy with family life, working and training. My daughter’s gymnastics competition season has come to an end. Did I mention she made Regionals? Because she rocks!
Basketball season is over, and Boy Scouts is wrapping up for the year. Meanwhile my oldest is doing Lacrosse. I have also been volunteering with the Just Run program at my youngest’s school. And then there was the weekend we took a little trip to Yosemetie for some of this…
See we have been just a tad busy.
But am I running? Yes I am still running and doing Heart Rate based training. I moved up from pure base Heart Rate Training to an 80/20 plan about 6 weeks ago in preparation for a few upcoming races. I had been doing purely base training for about 3 months. . Sometimes HRT is easier to do on the treadmill.
I have 3 races and a fun run (so far) in the next 2 months
3k Fun Run with my youngest
9 miler at the Big Sur Marathon Weekend
Double Road Race in Pacific Grove
Capitola Half Marathon
I also switched back to the Maffetone / Keto eating method of High Fat / Low Carb** to become fat adapted, back in January. And for fun 😉 have added in a weight training program. So I am a pretty decently “Fat Adapted” running machine. All in all I am down 10 lbs and have added some much needed muscle.
Last week I did a Virtual Half Marathon + extra with water and no food what so ever. I had some macadamia nuts with me just in case. (I have a few friends that are doing it and they can do 20+ miles without food) I did however learn that it’s probably a good idea to put something like Nuun in my water. I never felt hungry or slow while running but my electrolytes were defiantly off after. Lesson learned. Other than that I think I am ready to race.
I have also been enjoying the views around here. This is our first Spring in Cali and honestly we didn’t have that much of a “winter” so its been pretty fantastic. Enjoy the views!
**Its not as crazy as it sounds, really. Google Fat Adapted Running.