Monday, 28 December 2009
Fat Boy Slim 'FAST' "Got to lose the weight"!
I don't really think i can get much fitter than I was before this years London Marathon, the only way for me to get faster is to lose weight, this year I've not really watched what I've been eating and my weight has stayed at around 160 lb, at 5ft 10 in tall this is just way to heavy to be a good distance runner. [ Ryan Hall at 5.10 is only 10 stone!]
Read this report
and check out this weight performance calculator to see how much faster I can run for each pound of fat I lose Predicted effect of weight change
I'm looking to get down to 10 stone 10 lb, with the same fitness level as at this years London running my target 2.45 should be possible.
other benefits of losing 10 lb in weight are that there will be less pounding on my legs which should mean faster recovery between sessions!
To eat more fruit, berries, veg, oats and lean meat and cut right down on bread which is loaded with fat and sugar and seems to be the main thing that puts weight on me [ apart from drinking large amounts of beer :].
Training for the week
sandhill 6, 4 mins fast - 1 min slow all the way round 37.28
plus run down and back inc 6 x 20sec [smart speed] progression strides, max 12.8 mph . Total= 1.03
very easy run sandhills = 1.13
Big sandhills with Tess, easy-steady, plus 'smart speed' strides at end = 1.36
Fame at last! I win younger legs award !!! :]
Check it out HERE [near end of awards list]