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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Oct 24, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running1 59:04 6.05(9:45) 9.74(6:04) 65
  Strength1 30:00
  Orienteering1 15:00
  Total3 1:44:04 6.05 9.74 65
  [1-5]2 1:14:04
averages - sleep:8 rhr:50

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Monday Oct 24, 2011 #

rhr:50 slept:8.0

When I move I will miss the bad boys with their souped up cars and bass stereo systems. I just walked past one you could hear from miles off, and when I finally caught up with him, what was he playing? Yes, you've got it, a Beyonce ballad. And not even one of her good ones.

I need to learn basic link related html. I am so last century.

Sunday Oct 23, 2011 #


And with a whimper, it was all over.

I am actually feeling in better health physically today than I was yesterday, but if I still feel funky in the morning am going to book an appointment for a Lyme's test. Still feeing pants in my head though.

Had a lovely day in Concord with Rob and Ben, and then cross countried it back home as the sun was setting, after getting stuck behind a car which was actually properly on fire on the Mass Pike.

Operation back to Europe within 18 months commences tomorrow. Or maybe Tuesday, depending on how I feel tomorrow morning! I might sleep all tomorrow too.

Saturday Oct 22, 2011 #

Orienteering 15:00 [3]

The first five controls of the middle were no fun, and then I felt wobbly on a trail and my feet hurt, so I quit. Hannah was looking strong out there.

I don't like green. I don't think I will go to another map that looks like today's. There's not really any point for me.

Friday Oct 21, 2011 #


The weekend is not looking good. I slept until 10am yesterday, then from 1-6, then all night from 10, although I kept waking up with weird horrible night sweat things. Today I'm still out of it, could have stayed in bed again.

Grrr grrr grrr grrr grrr. Not a happy bunny.

Thursday Oct 20, 2011 #


I thought/hoped I was fighting allergy, I think I'm actually fighting ill. Dammit. Dammit. Dammit.

Wednesday Oct 19, 2011 #

Note this going to be the best album of 2011?

First two songs are immense. I want to play it very loud on good speakers. Not made it to the end yet though!

Strength 30:00 [0]
ahr:129 max:160

Snuck out to the gym mid incubation. Exactly the same as last week with the same weights. Legs a bit tired from the morning but surprisingly okay.
7 AM

Running 59:04 intensity: (4:22 @1) + (12:59 @2) + (27:34 @3) + (6:43 @4) + (7:26 @5) 9.74 km (6:04 / km) +65m 5:52 / km
ahr:160 max:194 shoes: Grey Saucony Excursion

Slept much better last night and woke naturally at 7, which didn't look like 7 because it was still very dark. So I went to do intervals. My tummy was suffering from hormones so I was more aware of that than my legs, and hence a bit slow. Still, it's all about getting out there right now. 2 x 400, 2 x 600, 1 x 400, all with 75 rest.


Tuesday Oct 18, 2011 #


Taking a tip from shoe clone, slept awfully last night. Will interval it at the indoor gym tonight instead.


So, opening myself up to some potential abuse, what do people think about paleo style diets? Kelly mentioned it to me ages ago and I scoffed, but I've been thinking a lot recently about the way I feel and how sub optimal I reckon it is. There's no doubt that at least part of it is stress, but that is slowly going back to normal levels. But I also have bad skin, a funky tummy, some definite fat retention in specific areas, and am becoming more reliant on coffee.

I'm not sure I believe much in the whole evolutionary standpoint of the diet, but their theories about insulin and glycemic index feel like they could have some basis in reality. Cutting out processed carbs and getting most of that stuff from fruit and veg would seem like a good plan. Their recommendations for athletes include some simpler sugary/processed carbs when refuelling, but that's all. I've done some pub med searching and there's not much evidence out there, one well designed but small trial that has good outcomes in heart disease risk cases, and a few more underpowered studies that are less convincing. One good study does not an argument make!

Seeing the positive improvements that people like SGB have made with cutting dairy, and CJ with reducing processed grains, I'm wondering if it could do anything for me. I'm worried about calcium, but other than that nutritional stuff seems to pan out pretty well. SGB, do you eat green leafy stuff for calcium? Nuts too?

So yes - any thoughts/opinions/advice? Very interested to hear what people think.

Oh, and for the Brits:

There is definite bunk on there, so try to avoid those bits. I'm not thinking all out crazy paleo, but maybe trying to cut down processed grainy stuff and dairy. Maybe.

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