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Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Roads were made for journeys...
That your own tag or did someone give it to you? I have to laugh it fits you.
That DVD, Video is probably an excelent program. I studied the Martial Arts some 35 years ago, and if I had stayed with it, I'd not be in the shape I am in now. I'll have to try some of those exercises we did back then, but at a much slower pace. I should have thought of it myself. Lots of different leg lifts, and extentions, Swung those suckers around all over the place. Need to be carefull with the kicks though, you can hyper-extend and blow your knees out with out much trouble. Also be carefull with some of the twist and turns, be very warm, and stop and stretch in the middle before you attempt them, at least at first. If your planted to firmly you will pull those muscles.
One of the things we do not know is about low carb diets and recovery times, or running in general. I am on medication, but not insulin or anything that would cause me to produce more insulin. So basicaly I am controling the diabetes by increasing insulin sensitivity with the medication I am on, and through exercise. Currently I eat 30-35 grams of carbs a meal, snacks a couple of times a day of 15 grams or so.
From what I read I should be carbing up before and after runs, impossible for me. If not doing so has any effect on recovery times, qaulity of runs, etc., I have no idea. There is just too much hype, speculation, and therroies, for me to pay much attention to. Besides there is nothing I can do about it anyway, so I am just trying to find something that will work for me, and the condition I am in. I suspect that I am just like everyone else, and need to take it easy and let the body adjust to the demand being made on it.