Wednesday, 29 August 2012

And Start Again

I ditched the Ease into 5k app because it was pushing me too far too fast. So, I devised a plan of my own similar to what I used to do a few years ago - running with walk breaks and I'm following that, making very small increments of increased running time as the weeks go by. I put it on Walkmeter on my phone which I've used for quite a while anyway. I didn't know I could devise my own plans on it until I really looked.

I'm also trying to use the Chi Running form and as I'm getting used to it and using my own plan I really feel like I'm making progress. The stiffness I was getting in my calves is much reduced and I only begin to feel it a bit after about 3k but thanks to Chi Running form focusses I can adjust my running to ease the stiffness. And shin splints are very much 'of the past' now. Yippee!!

It's taking me longer than I'd anticipated to really get back into things, but patience is a virtue they say and I'm sure it will be rewarded. It only takes a few metres of over doing it and I'm back to square one. I think I've learned my lesson. Pity it's been the hard way!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Anything wrong with your diet?

I got the inspiration for the walk to Mordor from the Nerdfitness website which is a very entertaining read in itself even if you don't feel inclined to do much for yourself in the way of fitness.


Within the site is a lead to the Paleo Diet which you can find and follow for yourself. Within that part of the site I found this VIDEO which is is worth reading for the dietary challenge and claims the person makes who is in fact a scientist and doctor. It makes interesting viewing!