62@62 Week 3

pdrw005

 

Week 3 and feeling really good. 56 miles under my belt this week and no aches and pains. The only thing I am concerned about is my Brooks road shoes. Now I have been wearing Brooks for a few years now and I have never had a problem (ie. blisters etc.). They are really good shoes. However I bought a new pair a couple of months ago and I have already lost one toe nail and probably about to loose another one, big toe this time which is quite annoying. They don’t appear to be ‘relaxing’ after use of a few weeks like previous models I have used. Quite annoying as now starting to do a decent amount of miles per week and really don’t want to have to put up with sore toes. I will have to have a chat with the guys at Run Swindon to see if anybody else is experiencing the same thing.

 

Nutrition is going really well, although I think my portion size is a little on the large size and so need to cut down on the amount but feeling full of energy. I have not eaten any processed food or meat for quite a while now and am feeling really good and dare I say it full of energy. I had a really good chat with a lovely friend on Sunday and she has given me a lot of good advice on what I should and shouldn’t be eating so should be bouncing with energy and running even more miles a week soon.

 

The same friend introduced me to The 5 Tibetans and if you don’t know what that is then check it out it is worth it. She like myself didn’t want to spend hours at yoga class and suggested it and so I am going to give it a go. Sort of thing you can do in the house in front of the telly. Unless somebody is going to sponsor me to go to a gym or classes then I would much prefer to spend my time outside, running in the fresh air and not stuck in a gym. Which brings me to my training schedule. As I have said before I am old school and believe I should just be out there knocking out the miles. I am still not sure if this is the right thing to do. Anybody out there have a clue if there is a better way than just running as much and as often as I can (which is 7 days a week)? I really would appreciate any advice.

 

Well, I am now going off for a run, 8 miles for the first day of week 4, it is lovely and sunny out there but a bit windy.

 

Have a good week everybody.

 

Pete

 

 

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62@62 week 1

 

pdrw004

62@62 Week 1 is over and I am feeling really positive, long may it last.

So what has happened. Firstly despite storm Aileen doing her worst a couple of times and absolutely drenched me, I ran a weeks total of 46 miles. Not a huge amount you would say. And you would be right but these first few weeks are going to be about running my 7.6 mile course everyday of the week, really just to get used to going out everyday again and when I am feeling tired or sore.

 I also got interviewed this week by The Swindon Advertiser. They are going to publish an article about me as they think it is quite unusual for somebody of my age to take on the challenge that I am. I thought it would only last 20 minutes or so but we chatted for and hour and a half. Having photos taken on Tuesday so it will be really interesting to see what it ends up like. For me I know there are lots of people out there like me running Ultra’s but if I can get some PR and some sponsors out of it then I will be well pleased.

 The other thing this week is I did a bit of shopping (which I don’t like doing) and bought myself a wok and a load of Tupperware so I was quite pleased with myself. I have given up eating processed food but still need to either teach myself how to prepare proper nutrition/food or get somebody to teach me. It is not a problem at the moment of course as there is still plenty of time to go but I want to be prepared for when I am running 70 – 100 miles a week.

 Which reminds me I still need to carry out much more research on a training plan. Should I be doing heavy mileage which is the way I have always trained or should I have a much more structured training plan. Should I be running on heart rate zones or on feel? Makes a big difference, not least on should I buy a new gps watch with heart rate monitor. Again if anybody out there can offer me advice I would really appreciate it.

 Well that was week 1 and I am now off to get my kit and shoes washed and dried ready for week 2.

 Thanks for reading.

 Pete