I realize this is kind of a “yay, me” post, but I went over the 1000 mile mark for 2013 today on my am run. No, I didn’t go to a strip club, as the title may suggest. That number may not seem like a lot to some, but it’s an all-time high for me. I was in the 900s in 2012 and 2011, the latter being the first in which I first upped my mileage into the marathon training range. Prior to that I was a casual 5 miles, 3 or 4 times a week.
A quick ketosis update too: another low spot last night. I was feeling REALLY lethargic and discouraged. The RHSW suggested I check my levels, the result: 0.3. Not good. So, I ate a small fourthmeal of a hunk of cheese and some cole slaw. I checked fasting this am, and hit a 1.7. I felt better on waking, but still felt like I was struggling during a pretty fast (sub 8) 6 miles with Jeremy, followed by a 1 mile cool-down. I suspect that I may not be eating enough fat, or too much protein, or a combination of the two – despite my considerable efforts to push fat. I am at the 4 week mark. I am going to give this thing two more week and then make a decision on whether to go forward or punt. If I haven’t kicked the malaise by then, I’m not sure this is going to work for me. If so, I’ll go back to my semi-Paleo diet but return to the ranks of the carb-burners.