An Auckland based Dietitian (dietician) (West Auckland). Specialising in Diet for Sport, Diabetes, recovery, training nutrition and weightloss.
So here's my first update. One week into my training and weightloss. I have managed to do a 5km run on Monday, followed by a 6.5 then a 6 km run. I went away for the weekend but kept active. Although no running. I came back to Auckland midday Tuesday and manger to go for a ten km run that night. I glad because my endurance is now slowly building. I haven't really had to change my eating much around the running because I'm not running for very long yet and not very often. But I am making sure I keep well hydrated. I have made a conscious effort to reduce my portion size at dinner and any unneeded snacking. Just as a tweak I cut sugar out of my coffee. I weighed in this morning On my scales at 87kg exactly. So that's a little over 3kgs weightloss and I'm well on my way to my goal running weight of 80kg!
This weekend I hope to build my long run to around the 15km mark.
Ok, I have not put anything in my blog for a while. I've been rediculously busy lately doing work for the DHB, doing work for Diabetes NZ and seeing my private clients....... Let alone all the time for family and recreational pursuits.
I decided to enter the Auckland marathon this year, I did do it last year..... Which was my first ever distance event. I completed it but had not trained enough. I promised myself that I would try again next year but train better...... Well I'm 13 weeks out and have effectively just started training! Ah well :)
So first things first, running that distance and putting in the km ill need each week will undoubtedly take its toll on my body and legs. I need to be lighter to reduce that toll. Last year I ran it weighing about 90kg. This year I've decided that it would be better to be 80kg. So my goal will be to lose 10kg in the next 13 weeks.
I started my training and weightloss on the 5/8/13. Ill keep this blog updated with my progress both in km and kg haha.
It is such a different beast to deal with this.......long steady aerobic exercise in regards to fuel as oppose to anaerobic.
But I have my plan and my goals. So onward we march.
Monday I ran 5km , Tuesday I rested, Wednesday I ran 6.5km and jogged 1.5.
The aim of the game is to make it to the start line injury free, rack up km each week and get to the best running shape I can in 13 weeks. This is going to be tough, but nothing good is easy and ill have fun trying.