To give myself the best motivation over winter, I've entered an Ultra in April 2021 and I'm now 5 weeks into the training plan.
I have 4 main aims.. so this is a quick update on the initial progress at a high level and in my next post, I'll detail the specific sessions I'm following and track progress over the first 5 weeks.
1. 20 Week Plan :
In progress - I have taken a 100km training plan and adapted it for my race. I found it difficult to find a plan that was specific for a 2 day event.. but the main gist of the plan looks sound
2. Nutrition Plan :
In basic progress - although the distances I am running at the moment aren't long enough to be planning nutrition specifically. I'm having a standard breakfast pre-run and to date it has been fine, so a small win there!
3. Target Weight :
Probably no progress or even negative progress... I'm not eating badly, but I've continued with a couple of bad habits during the week. The Xmas period coming up has also meant that Mince pies have appeared, the odd chocolate and treat, so I'm probably not losing weight..
But I haven't weighed myself, so until I do, I'll think positively..
4. Plant Based Diet
This is still about 50% of my diet, although over Xmas, that may reduce a little, but I have got myself into a pretty good routine.
Breakfast is the same each day, as is my lunch and both are vegetarian, with only 1 ingredient not vegan.
Dinner has been a mix of meat and plant based, with probably more meat based evening meals in the last month..
I'm still undecided on whether to fully commit to this.. so I'll write another update next time
RobThe grumpy old man... played county level at multiple sports, semi-pro football and since retiring from rugby taken part and completed in single to multi day adventure races, half marathons, marathons, ultra running, triathlon, half ironman, ironman. A qualified PT, Kettlebell Coach and Personal Coach.. Loves cake!
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