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second trail run

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I did the same run as two days ago. The temperature was about the same as two days ago but it was much more humid.
splits were 9:50min, 27 min, 39:10 min.
average heart rate was 133

  
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CALGALFOX 7/22/2012 9:14AM

    Yay! Keep it up! There's nothing like being able to run up a mountain!

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GOPINTOS 7/21/2012 3:53PM

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JSTETSER 7/21/2012 6:45AM

    Way to go! emoticon

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Keto-Adaptation - getting off a low-carb diet and back on - the result

Saturday, July 21, 2012

This is an interview with Dr. Steve Phinney: (scroll down to the video)

www.fathead-movie.com/index.php/2012
/07/09/low-carb-ketosis-not-necessarily/


It answered a lot of questions for me.

  
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-LINDA_S 7/21/2012 7:38PM

    Too little time, too much to read/watch! I'll get to this one, though!

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CATH63 7/21/2012 7:34PM

    Wow - that was really interesting! I currently check every few days with a ketostick but now I'm itching to get one of those monitors. Do you know if you can get them from a drug store or do they have to be ordered online? And anybody know the cost?

Thanks for posting!

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ARLENE_MOVES 7/21/2012 7:06PM

    Interesting listen!

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GOPINTOS 7/21/2012 3:54PM

    THanks for sharing!

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Dr. Peter Attia: The limits of scientific evidence and the ethics of dietary guidelines

Friday, July 20, 2012

This talk was given Dr. Peter Attia, M.D. , president of Nutrition Science Initiative, on June 20, 2012 at UCSD medical school. It takes about an hour to listen to:

http://vimeo.com/45485034

I hope you find it informative.

Birgit

  
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JUSTBIRDY 7/20/2012 7:09PM

    Really great! Everyone should watch this!!!!! I just posted the link on the main message board after someone posted that we shouldn't be eating full-fat food. Hey, no fat free cheese for me!!!

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-LINDA_S 7/20/2012 7:02PM

    I was just about to watch this before my internet went out. It's back now, so I can catch up!

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JUSTBIRDY 7/20/2012 1:05PM

    thanks! I follow his blog

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JSTETSER 7/20/2012 6:16AM

    Informative, but very long. Thanks for posting.

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Trail run practices started

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Today was my first uphill trail run that I timed. My training course has three sections, a steep uphill section, a slight uphill section along a ridge and a downhill section and is probably about 2.5 miles long. Some of it is a wide path, some of it is single-track dirt or rocky.
Today the time after the first section was 10:00 minutes, after the second section 26:46, after the third section 39 minutes. Average pulse was 128 bpm.
Temperature was around 78 degrees F.
I could feel my calves on the steep uphill section.
I got a later start than planned. I hope to take this run every other day because it is very similar to the actual half-marathon except for the length.
I realized that I should also do some more running in hot weather to get my body more used to the heat. Last year when I finished this run the temperature was around 90 degrees.

  
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NDTEACHER1 7/21/2012 12:20AM

    I am impressed. You are doing so well. I'd die if I even thought about doing this.

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JSTETSER 7/19/2012 6:21AM

    You go girl! emoticon

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KRISZTA11 7/19/2012 3:11AM

    Yes, you really need to get used to the heat. 90 oF is very hot.
It is good you left enough time for the preparation!
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Q8PRINCESS 7/19/2012 12:26AM

    Very impressive!

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GOPINTOS 7/18/2012 10:00PM

    OH awesome! The only trails I do are on my horse ha. Well, I do have a walking trail here at the house, and part of it I can do short sprints where no one else can see me, wandering what might be chasing me emoticon

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HAWAIIANMAMMA 7/18/2012 9:57PM

    You do trail runs?! How fun! When i was running consistently trail runs were my favorite. Now that I don't run as consistently (bad knee) I try to stick to more stable ground. But just about every time I go hiking I think about how much fun it would be to run it!

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Low-carb maintenance: different from losing?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I've been on the weight maintenance team for a while. There is a lot of talk about whether you do the same things to maintain weight that you do to lose weight and also about whether it is harder to lose weight or to maintain weight. There seem to be varying opinions and experiences on the topic.
I've been thinking about how my perspective of maintenance has changed since I've gone low-carb/primal/paleo. I had relatively little concern of gaining a significant amount of weight back even before because I love to exercise and very rarely sit around. But I did notice an annual pattern of some weight gain in the fall and some weight loss in the spring/summer. It seemed to be around 10 lbs. and nothing I was particularly concerned about. I also noticed that whenever I train for a half-marathon and increase my mileage that I would gain weight, usually around 4-5 pounds in a matter of 6-10 weeks.
It will be interesting how eating low-carb will affect all of this. My next half-marathon is coming up in about 7 weeks so I'm increasing my mileage right now but I'm also continuing some strength training twice a week which I did not do last year because I did not feel I had the energy to do both.
While being on a ketogenic diet I hope to see an increase in strength AND endurance over the next 6 weeks but would be very interested what experience other low-carbers have had. emoticon

  
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LMB-ESQ 7/19/2012 8:35AM

    I hit my goal weight and stayed low carb and it worked out well for a long time. Then I experienced some family stress and stopped paying attention. That's my fault, not the low carb plan's fault. I gained back 20 lbs, and I'm finding that it's a lot harder to take it off the second time around than it was the first. I'm staying low carb, but shaking things up a bit to see if I can't get some movement on the scale.

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HOUNDLOVER1 7/18/2012 11:52AM

    I have the idea of staying low-carb for endurance training from Peter Attia's blog :
http://eatingacademy.com/my-pe
rsonal-nutrition-journey
I have learned a ton from his blog, take a look at the favorite posts on the right after reading the page I linked.
I will add that I may eat a few more carbs (healthy things like fruit or sweet potato right after long runs) but that is the only exception if things go according to plan.

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LILY_SPARK 7/18/2012 10:49AM

    Interesting!

It's good to hear you feel more energy now to do more. That's a lot of progress.

Not being a purposeful low-carb person (my illnesses are requiring the change), it goes against anything I've EVER heard from very thin (always thin), fit marathon runners I've known my whole life (I know a bunch, including SIL's brother, who coaches newbies for many decades).

They work to fuel extended runs with carbs, even if they normally don't eat a lot--they add it rather than tap into their muscles.

So, this is new to me--where did you get the program or methodology of staying low-carb when training for long, endurance sport? I'd like to read it.

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BEARCLAW6 7/18/2012 10:26AM

    I have basically been in maintenance for about 8 months....not very long. But, it seems to me that I eat the same way as I did while I was actively trying to lose, except that I add in a treat once in a while (pizza slice, tortilla or slice of birthday cake). This is still fairly rare. Most days, I am eating like OWL of Atkins. I intend to eat this way for the rest of my life. If I notice my weight creaping up, I will get more strict. If I go for a 4-hour bike ride, I will be less strict. The rest of the time it is how I learned to eat during the year of losing. Now.....I could still stand to lose another 15 lbs, but I just am not going to sweat that right now.

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MOMMY2GIRLS 7/18/2012 10:13AM

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EGALITAIRE 7/18/2012 10:04AM

    I am eagerly anticipating the challenge of maintaining -still have some to lose before I get there. I am interested to see how that is going to work for me.



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WALLINMW 7/18/2012 10:04AM

  Way to go! Stay encouraged; slow but steady wins every time!

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