There’s my week #02! I took off Wednesday because I ended up resting instead. I didn’t modify today — I did 3 miles of recovery run instead of 2. I was feeling a little bit extra.
Total Week #02 mileage: 12.5 mi
Days weightlifting: 1 day only
And in terms of eating, because health isn’t all about working out:
- Weekly calorie balance: 1759 calories under maintenance for the week, ~250/day below maintenance target
- Macronutrients: 42/27/31 carb/fat/protein (week 01: 45/27/28) (goal: 45/20/35)
So, week 2 in review.
This week was harder because of the trip in the middle — I ate more/worse and skipped a workout. I don’t have a lot of choices for food when I am on a plant trip – you eat what they bring in for lunch; you go where they take you for dinner – so all I could really do was try to stay reasonable overall. And I was exhausted, so the scheduled BR workout just didn’t happen.
However, health is about maintenance, and I still managed to net a deficit on the week in calories, plus I did all of my miles (running is the priority right now). So it’s not too bad. This can be a bad point for me: week 2, just getting into habits, and the first roadblock hits, and I decide this isn’t a reasonable feasible maintainable plan and I toss it all out. I’m staying away from that attitude.
Plus, please note that even though my calorie total is higher, I had more protein this week than last week. Yeah!
For week #03:
There shouldn’t be any major upsets this week, except that I’m helping a friend repaint their basement on an admittedly tight schedule, so things may get shifted a night or two — but overall this is another week I should be able to execute.
- Mon: BR or rest
- Tues: 4-5 mi easy/tempo/easy run
- Wed: weights (upper body), BR
- Thurs: rest
- Fri: 75 min long slow run
- Sat: BR/yoga
- Sun: 3 mi easy run + weights
Listing the LSR on Fridays as a time limit instead of a mile limit makes me feel better when I’m doing it — it doesn’t matter how slow I’m going, that way, I just have to go for a time. Here we go. 🙂