Monday, October 10, 2011
One Week Review
I can't say I followed it to a "T" but I did my best.
I set my calorie limit at 1700/day and aimed to get 30% of my calories from protein. That was harder than it sounds. I had to go back to eating meat and dairy - and of course, the swelling in my feet and ankles is back.
I'm going to stick it out and get this last few pounds off. When I start training again for my next event, I will go back to the vegan diet. It's got a great carb ratio for endurance sports.
The Quick Start Guide includes Low Volume and High Volume training plans for runners, cyclists and triathletes. Each 8 week plan has two days of strength training that is outlined and illustrated move by move in a preceding chapter.
I am following the Low Volume plan for Triathletes. I have not yet competed in a tri, but have been biking and swimming this year, and have high hopes! The training days look like this:
Monday - Interval Swim
Tuesday - Strength Workout (I added a yoga session as well)
Wednesday - Bike (30min easy) + Run (hills)
Thursday - Strength Workout (Another yoga session, here)
Friday - Bike Power Intervals
Saturday - Endurance Swim
Sunday - Fat-Burning Run (slow pace, fasting)
The time has finally come where I count a strength/yoga day as a "rest" day. ??? I had to switch some of the days around, and my Saturday swim wasn't probably as intense as intended, but all together I feel that I tried my best. Swimming is not my thing. Yet. I didn't feel especially fatigued from this 7 day plan, but did go a little nuts on the calories on Friday and Saturday evenings. Damn weekends, anyhow.
Feeling pretty good about the plan. I do feel that 1700kcal/day is about to starve me sometimes...but I'm trying to burn fat and loose weight - so a little deprivation is okay.
And I lost 1.5 pounds.
Yah - I feel super.