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 Post subject: South Africa noob training for marathon
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:22 am 
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I started training for the Soweto marathon last week. Now I am no runner and have not been active in any sense since 2005. I started a business, and all time and energy was spend to build it. My health went to the dogs in this time. I am currently on depression, cholesterol, BP and pain medication. My weight ballooned to 119 kgs a few weeks ago. BP at all time high 160/105 when on medication.

But after seeing a picture of myself that my wife took, I decided that I need to pull my finger out my backside and start getting serious about getting healthy! Part of my decision was to train for a marathon in November, and Comrades (89kms) middle of next year. I switched my diet to a plant based vegan, so no artificial foods or anything. Just healthy fresh fruits and vegetables, and some smoothies after training. I am for now following a Heart beat running program until I am at a better weight( currently doing 140 HR for one hour per day/6 days) to start going into cardio(150 HR)

So I will update weekly on my stats:
- Weight at start of program 3 weeks ago - 119kg
- Current weight - 111kg
- training 6 days per week for one hour/day at HB 140
- Goal - to run a full marathon on November 4 2013
- Comrades 2014


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 Post subject: Re: South Africa noob training for marathon
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:25 pm 
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Good luck, I will be following along for sure! MF

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 Post subject: Re: South Africa noob training for marathon
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:00 am 
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Thanks MF.

Had a good week so far!
Moves
Running 0:33'10.7 hours 133 bpm
Running 0:53'01 hours 135 bpm
Running 1:03'37.3 hours 134 bpm
Running 1:03'54.8 hours 136 bpm

Will be doing another hour today at average 135 bpm.

- Current weight - 109kg
- Goal - to run a full marathon on November 4 2013
- Comrades 2014

Did a full cardiologist checkup yesterday. Everything is looking great! Medication will change as the cocktail I'm on puts my resting heart rate at 95.


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 Post subject: Re: South Africa noob training for marathon
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:35 pm 
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Dangaboy wrote:
Did a full cardiologist checkup yesterday. Everything is looking great! Medication will change as the cocktail I'm on puts my resting heart rate at 95.

Good to hear everything has come back good. What meds are you on if you don't mind me asking? That's a pretty high RHR.

Hope you had a great weekend MF.

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 Post subject: Re: South Africa noob training for marathon
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:42 am 
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Had my full checkup on Friday and doc will change my meds. Causing much of the high HR.

Prescribed medication
- Epitec 100
- Venlor XR 150
- Venlor XR 75
- Mirteron 15
- Diotroxin
- Inegy 10mg/20mg
- Prexum Plus
- Puricos 300
Vitamins daily
- Omega 3 1000mg x 2
- L-Lysine 1000mg x 2
- Spectrum Cardio complete Multi Vitamin x 2
- Vitamin B12 and folic acid x 1
- Spirulina 900mg x 2
- Ginger x 1

My weight is down to 109kg. So cool for me. Heart looks great with no issues!!


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 Post subject: Re: South Africa noob training for marathon
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Some serious training. Are you seeing some significant progress yet?

-Dylan


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