Decided to open my own page. I use to have my logbook and have all the info recored everyday. Temp ,food, distace, pace, heart rate etc. I lost focus of the enjoyment of just running. I have thrown it all away and since then I have been diagnosed with D I have also not run a race. I am 54 years old. It has been difficult to train the last couple of years. However I am now in a place were there is limited trainning avaialable. I have a route around the compound that gives me about 4 km. So I do two to three laps everyday. I have run over a hundred marathons and half marathons. Done a number of altra marathons and also Completed Racing the Planet 7 day stage race in the Sahara desert. Marathon sub 3 hours and best 56kn 04:15
Thats the background.I have decided to enter in a multi day trail race on my next rotation home in September. This is going to be my account of my training amd preperations until race day. I will also have the final blog of the race and how it came together or falls apart. Never run a race with D so this is a new game plan totally. All I want is a finish and to be able to get the most out of the race that I can.
Training up to now has been a little irratic but I have been able to get enough base trainning in to give me a good foundation now for the last 6 weeks. I have also added the pack to the trainnig and have found that the hips had fogotten about pack running. The core muscles I have been working all along so this is a great advantage.I do not have the pack that I will use in the race however I have used it a lot and am very comfortable with it and sure it will take all my D equipment.
I have been thinking of getting a CGM for the race. I am not sure if I will have enough time to get one as I land the 17th and the race is the 19th. I will have to leave home on the 18th as the prerace brief is the eavening of the 18th. I am going to ask my wife to get it for me and hopefully she will be able to. She is a ICU Sister so this is a great advantage. She will also be doing the last day of the race with me so that is the best. I think running with a CGM will be a lot easier than having to stop and test all the time. I have been good up to 15km without having lows however since I have added the pack this also has changed. I am going to be testing banana's for the race. So during trainning I am going to eat them to see how they effect me. In the past I use to go on a high fat diet before the race to teach the body to break down fat fast enough to give me fuel I still carboloaded three days before the race as well. That I doubt is possible.
I will update this as every few days.