Marathon Training, Under 4 hours
My Personal Best is 4 hours 20 mins, completed in October 2019.
I have hired a coach to add structure to my training. And allow me to focus on my weight and diet.
I’m too fat. I want to lose 10kgs. I exercise plenty, but my diet is shit. And must be improved. Being 10 kilos lighter will make running a whole lot easier.
Now all I have to do is lose the weight.
In a previous blog, I wrote that I need to eat less and move more to lose weight, which is correct, but not the whole story.
But one step at a time. To eat less, I’m going to use intermittent fasting. I will not eat for 16 hours and do all my eating in an 8-hour slot.
Now, if I was to start that today I would fail, I know that. So I have started with a 10 hour fast and a 14 hour eating period. Allowing myself time to build up to the 16 hours.
I’m doing that already, but I need to shorten the time to get to 16 hours. As of today, I will not eat for 12 hours. Which gives me a 50 50 split. I will stick to this for 3 months, then up the fasting time to 14 hours for another 3 months.
While I’m building up to the 16 hours of fasting, I will begin to cut out all the bad food I eat. Not all at once, but slowly, day by day.
Check in now and again to see how I’m going.
Good Luck, Runners!