Keto Half Marathon: 17 Weeks Out

Monday 17/04/17 – Sunday 23/04/17:

First week of training is in the books. This week, I set myself 2 goals: eat well, and get in all my runs. I did neither.

But I’m not disappointed. If I was going to screw up a week, I’m glad I got it out of the way in the first week. I feel a bit guilty that I missed 2 runs & my diet has been less than desirable. I’m choosing to remember this feeling to give me motivation to do better next week.

I have already prepped my meals for the coming week, and reshuffled a couple runs to begin making up a couple kms. It’s worth noting I’m going away for a wine tour weekend at the end of the coming week, so while I know my diet won’t be 100%, I will finish all my runs and make smarter choices when I can.

This first week was about establishing a routine & figuring out my starting pace. The My Asics app suggested a pace of 8:56 min/km for all runs this week, so I’m actually faster than anticipated. I tried to go as slow and consistent as possible, but it got to a point where I was almost walking, so I just focused on feeling good and getting my stride right.

I probably wasn’t eating enough before I started running, so I noticed I was a bit hungrier this week. My mistake was not having snacks prepared. Like I said, I have now prepared snacks and meals for the coming week. I didn’t macro count this week – I couldn’t be bothered. I eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full.

Starting Stats:

Age: 25, f

Height: 161cm

Weight: 62.7kg

 

Average min/km: 7:11

 

Diet Summary:

I had keto in the back of my mind every time I made a food choice, but most days this week I had at least 1 Oreo or something like that too…

 

Posted by Beth Karikari

Fitness enthusiast, marketing professional, Simpsons extremist

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