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 o... Read more
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 ... Read more
I've really been too busy to do much running. I did a lot of other things and they were all worth it. But still, not at all the ideal preparation for tough trail half-marathon. I'm beginning to wonder if I should run it or not.
Today I went f... Read more
It was a gradual process. Our whole family has been eating organic and gluten-free for several months. I found for myself that eating low-carb (paleo, primal) with keeping carbs under 50 grams/day works best.
My 15-year-old daughter, who is a... Read more
I often like to run with my dogs. They are my buddies and make running a lot more fun. But I also realize that I run slower with them. In part that's because I run on small gravel or dirt roads where there is no traffic when running with the dog... Read more
We were traveling for a couple of days and I got food poisening. It tooke me 4 days to get over it completely but I decided it was more important to let my body rest. The only thing I could eat for a while was carbs, although the total was still... Read more
Yesterday I went on one of the first trail runs this year. The course is about the length of a 5 K and it's a more technical, mostly single-track trail through the woods. The first part is gradually increasing uphill and took me 23 minutes, the ... Read more
I did my running on an outside track today and started with running 1 mile in shoes, followed by 2 miles barefoot. I did not wear my heart rate monitor but think my pulse was around 130-134. I needed about 40 minutes for 3 miles so speed was aro... Read more
The date is September 9, but when I subtract the taper at the end I have only 10 weeks to get ready. I'm planning on the Moscow Mountain Madness in Idaho. I ran (well partially walked) it last year, a hilly course with lots of elevation change t... Read more
I just did a 3 mile run on the tread mill with incline set at 2. I also did a little ab workout.
First mile was warm-up and took 15 minutes.
Second mile I went at an average of 4.4 mph, third mile at 4.2 mph, average heart rate was 134
Th... Read more
I decided now that my weight is close to ideal at 131 lbs. , my eating habits allow my body to feed my muscle cells rather than my fat cells, and my running form as well as my endurance base are established there is no reason not to start a litt... Read more
Well, you may want to rethink that. Regardless if you are trying to avoid wheat, gluten, or insulin spikes, so-called gluten-free foods are a really bad idea. In his blog of 5/22/12 Dr. Davis, the author of "Wheatbelly" explains why:
w... Read more
Today we ate the strangest dinner I've had in a long time. I did not feel like cooking so I pulled out a bunch of things that were relatively low-carb and we had a Sushi-making party. We don't usually eat Sushi, definitely not the type with raw ... Read more
I was reminded several times this past week how many people still think of eating low-carb or eating primal, paleo, ancestral etc. as a diet, something that we do temporarily until the extra weight is lost.
But of course as soon as people go ... Read more
I've been eating low-carb for a while now with just a few exceptions (usually consuming sugar and/or a few non-gluten grains). So I thought it was time to see how my body's ability to exercise has changed.
Unfortunately I forgot my heart rate ... Read more