Weekly Wrap 1/23
With the pneumonia gone, I can now train as I like. I may be moving slowly, but I am about a light year better than two weeks ago, when I made my first tentative attempts to exercise by walking in the park. I can “run”, and I can bike and stay below my Maximum Aerobic Function level minus five BPM. Since I am returning to training after a long layoff and a long illness, I took the 180 formula and subtracted five beats from my MAF for my trials and tribulations. I will keep it through base training, which will last through March, until the first XTERRA race of the season, at Granite Beach. As long as MAF tests improve, I will go back to my usual range in April. The good thing about a drought is nice weather, so this week I will resume bike commuting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
This Week’s Hits and Misses:
Four great workouts. Each day I went better than the previous workout. I got two days on the bike on the indoor trainer, and my first outdoor ride in over two months. I may only be able to ironman shuffle, but at least I can jog easy and control my heart rate, staying aerobic.
Good food and nutrition, mostly. I ate root vegetable dal on rice, which worked great. I ate a great stir fry.
More caught up on paperwork than usual.
Read good books.
Restaurant food. A late meeting caught me without dinner and tempted by the Italian place around the corner. Oily, salty pasta sauce and red wine made for the first off plan eating in a long time. Boo. I didn’t sleep well as a result.
More off plan eating and spending. A trip to Whole Foods left me with more temptations that I have been so good at avoiding.
Still haven’t added yoga or meditation to the routine. How long have I been trying?
Bought a nice bunch of collards to cook for a base to add rice and dal, but didn’t use it. I blame two night events, but I still could have done better.
Turning Misses into Hits
I have a night event this week as well, so I will make sure I plan ahead to have my own dinner. Only one night event should make things easier.
Use my shorter days this week to keep the nutrition and workouts on track.