I’m not sure exactly what it was.
I’m not sure whether it’s all in my mind.
I’m not sure if I was just having a bad week or two.
What I am sure about though is that the small intake of carbs between Thursday and Sunday certainly contributed to my increased performance over the weekend.
My last post described how I was feeling all at a loss about whether the low carb was right or not, and my thoughts on adding in small amounts of carbohydrates.
For those that may not have seen my latest Instagram posts, on the weekend I smashed my runs, without even trying. Actually I was trying harder to not go all out. Not be too fast. Even on the downhills which are my favourite.
After a horridly hard treadmill run on Friday night – a piddly 3.5kms – I whipped arse on 7.5km Saturday, and 12.2 on Sunday. What’s even better, I did the 12k in record time, fairly easily, with a few stops. I’m feeling it now for sure, but to me that’s the sign of an awesome run, ran hard.
My thoughts now. Low carb to the point of Keto or similar is not for me. I will be low car, not next-to-no carb as I was.
So my running mojo and action improved drastically. How about my other feelings? They are on a high also. I’m feeling much more comfortable with my decision after seeing for myself how my body reacts. I had gotten to the point where I wasn’t believing that I would finish my next race.
Keep you posted, train well, and be safe.