Goals: AM swim, lunchtime core workout, PM Speed work, eat healthy.
Results: lunchtime- week two, day three of 100 push up and 200 sit up challenge, bench press, squats. PM- 3 mile tempo run in 30 minutes, plus one mile each of warm up and cool down making the run total 55:00 even.
Diet setbacks: 1 large handful of haribo gummy bears in the middle of the night.
Thoughts: Diet went well today. No macronutrient count but my diet consisted of Atkins shake, Atkins snack bar, steak salad (still have left over london broil), banana, and meatballs over ziti. As a rule, I do not like to eat a lot of pasta because of the high amount of carbs but I figured I had consumed very few carbs for the day so it would be ok. Once my weight is down I will probably up my carb and calorie intake mor inline with athletic training but I never want to get it as high again as it was when I was a high school athlete because it led to me getting into the habit of eating a lot and then getting fat when I'm not active.
If you take another look at my goals for the day you will see AM swim listed. This morning I woke up got ready to walk over to the pool (only 3 house and a church separate me from my Y) and then realized it is not swimming day! So I scrapped the swim and went back to sleep, I need it anyways. Today's core workout was tough. My push ups had poor form and I could barely BP 135. I think yesterdays workouts have left me a little tired/sore. Lastly for the day, I completed my run on the treadmill at the Y. I typically do my speedwork on the treadmill (no choice today with the thunderstorm) because I still can't pace myself very well running outside, at least in terms of doing runs at specific speeds. I can generally hold the same pace for an entire run, but never know what that pace is until I get home and get the calculator out. I want one of the GPS watched like the forerunner. The ran hurt but I got it done. Glad to do a easy recovery run tomorrow. Although working on the treadmill gets the workout in, this time actually at a faster pace than specified, there are still two things I do not like about a treadmill. First, my arms get tired and I am prone to hang them over the top of the display. I don't have this issue running outside, my ARMS never feel tired. Secondly, I feel like being on a treadmill too often shortens my stride. I don't know this to be true, but that's how I feel. I have fast turn over but a short stride, when I ran track in high school I had a abnormally long stride.
Well that's it for the day and I am looking forward very much to sleep tonight.