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12-11-2008, 03:12 PM
I know there are quite a few posts on here regarding long distance running. I am currently trying to get my time down significantly on a 1.5 mile run. I am currently running it at 14 mins.. and need my time to be under 12.
I am high raw and probably eat too many nuts and seeds. The general idea that I am getting from runners is 80-10-10 however I just finished reading The Raw Crunch Diet by Kathy Feldman who definitely does not restrict her fat intake.
What does everyone think? Any tips on training for the run?
12-11-2008, 03:37 PM
- getting off / cutting down on salt helps me breathe deeper , thusly increases endurance / strength .
- i dont see tweaks in a raw diet going to make a big difference in cutting down the time at 1.5 . If you were overweight and wrongly eating yes , but if already raw and in decent shape no .
Thusly to me its training methods , your already working on endurance with your 1.5 runs , to me what needs works is the power / drive in your legs . One way to work on that is doing sprints , on some days do a bunch of 50 or 100 yard sprints to work on the drive in your legs . Another way would be wearing a back pack with something to add weight in it , make it soft so dont bounce or stick in back - maybe a big tarp , because from running with extra weight in back pack shall add strength to legs . Also doing squats with or without weight , deep squats shall build the thigh strength . And there various machines for building leg strength used in weight lifting . And i like to at times run backwards when running to build other side of legs thusly improving balance / coordination .
But ide for sure spend aloto time doing sprints which i believe shall improve time . Look at 1.5 as a marathon sprint !
To expand on that a bit -- what we did when I ran cross country, was we ran long runs on some days but on other days we had timed sprint intervals. So, we'd sprint for 1 minute, then jog for 1 minute, then sprint, jog, etc. for a whole workout.
12-11-2008, 06:56 PM
Eva's suggestion is good. That's what my cross country training was like, too. My best time for a 5k (3 miles) ever was 24 minutes, while eating a high raw, high leafy greens diet (I wasn't 100% raw at the time).
I have to say that I disagree with some of Michigan Roman's suggestions, as wise as he his. We all have our own experiences/opinions. I actually find that I run better if I have more salt in my diet, especially if the weather is hot and dry. The salt keeps me hydrated - organic sources of salt like in celery juice, raw tamari, coconut water, unpasteurized miso and sea veggies are best. Sea salt is second best, giving you a little extra sodium boost when you need it. Due to genetic differences, some people lose more salt in their sweat than others. I happen to lose a lot of salt when I sweat!
Wearing weights in a backpack can cause pain/damage to your muscles and joints.
OK, I gotta get back to studying now. I promised myself I would post less on RFT this week, lol, exams. I just can't stay away from here!
12-11-2008, 08:10 PM
RS , i here by would like to RESPECTFULLY / COURTIOUSLY :) exchange a difference of opinion :)
- about weights in pack causing pain / damage , thats just like what weight lifting / heavy work does . yes it causes pain / soreness / muscle i guess damage for lack of better word here . but that increased usage / circulation causes muscles to grow / get bigger / get stronger there by allowing the runner to propel themselves faster then with their previously smaller muscles , its like the saying ' no pain no gain ' . i run with a pack on and when i dont wear one the larger leg muscles i grew from the added weight allow me to run faster .
- concerning salt - yes the organic sodium you list in plants is all good and not what im refering to . its the inorganic mineral salt that to me causes one to hold in excess bodily fluids / mucous which tend to lay in lungs and in my case make me less deep breathed . and when im off salt there seems to be less mucous / body water which allows me to get deeper breaths . and i think alot of peoples opinions on salt are based on old science on needing salt tablets when sweating alot in order to retain fluids or dehydrate and yes im challenging that science :eek: from my own experiences . BUT im not a marathon runner so may be im wrong here , so take this with a grain of salt :p
ps - your great RS , i wish i was as bright as you . ecspecially that young !!
01-01-2009, 02:55 AM
Thank you everyone ever so much!
I have gone from 14 minutes to 11:30 in just a few weeks! How cool is that!
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