Today I ran the longest I've ever run, a 2.25 miler. Took me 18:55, and I did the first mile in 7 minutes. I never had to stop, but toward the last half-mile, my run did turn into a sort of jog. IDK how to objectively define this.
If you are looking to "over-train" this will certainly fit the bill..... 4 days in a row of leg work.... and no time for them to rest? Yup... you'll hit the "wall"
Well, shoot. I hadn't figured on that! But let's get some real numbers, and then I can roll over to high-carb and see whether or not I blast my LC numbers!
Benchmarks for what?
There is really nothing seriously in contention here.
There IS a level of intensity times duration that is doable on high carb but not low.
There is NO health benefit from that level of exercise. It's all performance or vanity.
Look at the actual primal fitness blueprint. There is no problem meeting it on low carb.
If you bonk then you're doing chronic cardio.
If you meet any specified standard nobody is going to say they were wrong.
They'll just say you could do more on high-carb. And probably be correct but so what?
Other than some mild soreness I feel like a raging tiger. This has been nothing but awesome so far. I WILL go higher carb once I'm actually trained and at some sort of plateau.
I don't. It's difficult watching you struggle to workout, doesn't seem like it even feels good. Maybe it's just the way I read you but it seems like you're burned out. And with a baby coming this can't be a good time to drastically increase a workout schedule. I know you're trying to document all of your efforts to prove ketosis is a fine state to be in long term, but it doesn't come off that way at all. It would be interesting to watch you document displacing fat with whole food carbs and see how your performance changes. That would do a lot more to prove or disprove your point.
Still waiting for anybody to describe better what sort of upper limit exists. Do I need to run 10 hours a day seven days a week?
But it FEELS hardcore to him
I will mull this over for sure!
That's perfectly fine for a workout schedule, assuming the running days are of sufficient distance and pace (and yes, of course, work up to them!). It absolutely is not "overtraining" (again, assuming you work up to it). Personally I would replace "crazy push-up day" with a second LHT - ie, the A and B splits of a 5x5 like routine - but ultimately this is going to be driven by your own personal goals. I would also consider moving the sprint day to the second run day, and leaving one day for full blown rest.
There's also no reason you can't have biking and LHT on the same day. My typical LHT day is a 5x5 workout sandwiched between two 10km bike rides (to/from the gym) and a 1km swim.
But again - once the goals are defined, the schedule details sort themselves out naturally.
This and this exactly. I've been coasting along, looking healthy, just barely doing bodyweight and sprints, short bicycle rides - sort of a ready-to-train, better-than-nothing mode. And that kept me healthy, for sure. But I want to find out what I can do, and what my low-carb limits are. So far, I've encountered nothing unusual. Just making newbie gains, bringing my cardiovascular endurance up and actually sweating a lot. It's still going to be awhile before I plateau. Months? I don't know. But a time will come when I'll try to add a mile to my run and either lose speed or have to walk. And then it will happen again and I'll assess. I am a fitness novice. Brand new, out of the box.
i'm starting to think that a lot of people have a very low definition of what hard work actually is.
i'm also starting to realize that a lot of people here are a lot lazier than they let on and certainly not leading active lifestyles. this would explain a lot of why everyone "thinks" they can do "loads" of exercise while eating vlc. I guess it's all relative
I see you're some kind of socialite. I have no opinion of you. Is that shocking?
There is a level of exercise where the objective value tapers off rapidly and the 'value' is something like feeling good about how hard you work.
Nope, me neither. Once this experiment is done, and repeated, I'll go back to grey-zone health-maintenance land.
Shit guys, i think knife is doing a shit ton of volume. I know i dont do a quarter as much as that. I also dont think i need or want to do more though.
I can take baby running. Pushing a stroller might change the dynamic a bit, but the numbers should be stable.
With a baby coming soon (or already born), this volume will shrink fast if he gets involved in fulfilling the baby's needs day in and day out.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.