Wednesday, June 01, 2005

At Peace with my Diet & Training

The Diet seems to be working in the moment, I am really concentrating on what’s going in the mouth. No secret formulas, just reduced quantities of healthy eats. It’s not easy, but I’m trying to be rock steady here!

My shoulders ache worse today than the day after my first weight training. After reviewing my “training plan” with my better half I decided that I should try to do my weight training on Tuesday's and Thursday's and Sunday's.

Last Night's Training:

1 set 15 pushups, 1 set 25 situps;
9.2K run, including 2 x 1KM intervals at 10K pace
1 set 15 pushups, 1 set 25 situps;
Cooldown & stretched.

Feeling after training: Inspired, satisfied! Muscles felt like they had a good workout, but no aches or pains.

Diet Stats:

Wake-up weight this morning: 76kg/167.5lbs
Weight lost since 01/01/2005: 4kg/8.8lbs
Goal weight by the end of June: 74kg/163lbs
Goal weight by Christmas: 70kg/154lbs

Other ramblings:

After talking with various experienced runners that I know I have come to the conclusion that there is not any single reason why I had such painful muscle cramps (or spasms) during the second half of my marathon.

My own personal feeling is that I got over eager and went out too fast for my state of health (had a cold), the weather (humid), and overall limited marathon training. Instead of running to “finish” I ran to break a time limit (4:15-4:30).

I'm thinking with three days of weights a week, you are going to be seriously ripped by the end of the summer. You wife will need to stand guard at the front doot to fight them off for you. :)
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