Friday, October 15, 2010

10/14/10

 Goal: AM 5 mile easy run.

Results: PM 4.22 mile run.

Diet: 2 scrambled eggs, Atkins bar, yogurt, grilled chicken breast, apple, big mac, fries, diet coke (DOH!)



Thoughts: for the next 6 weeks we will have dog training on Thursday nights, so that will throw my schedule off a bit. In order to adapt I woke up at 430 to run 5-6 miles. It was 49 degrees and raining. No go. I went in to work early and packed a running bag so that I could take a long lunch and run. I got to work and realized I forgot a towel. No go. I worked out that I could take my lunch at the end of the day and run. I thought about driving home and running, but I thought the change of scenery would be nice.

At .4 of a mile, the Garmin dies. there went my plan for 6 miles. Instead I ran a loop that I knew and when I mapped it on mapymyride.com, it turned out to be 4.22 miles. I have no idea how long it took.  It was nice for the change. The hill were much worse than home. I posted a picture above of my scenery (when I wasn't looking a trailers) Those mountains are the Blue Ridge Mountains.

After doggy training we were too tired to cook, so I opted for McD's I was going to eat a salad. CB wanted a burger, so then i wanted a burger. I felt guilty as I ate it, but I had diet coke and neither of us value sized the meal.

This week has felt odd, no schedule. My half mary training starts next week so I am just making things up as I go. However, after months of triathlon training I am still drawn to jump on my MTB (road bike out of commission) and go do a hill workout just because I have a few minutes. How nuts is that? having a lower volume seems off.

Do you ever have cheat days?

What kind of adaptations do you make when your schedule is off?

7 comments:

Jon said...

Saw your comment on my granola bars. I ommited the coconut since I have NO idea where to find it @ the grocery.

When my schedule is off, I don't try to change my diet too much, otherwise when I get back onto my normal workout regimen, I feel all funky.

Good luck with your upcoming half marathon training!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I have one cheat day a week.

How I use it to my advantage, perfect example is the McD trip, I would ask myself " is that hamburger today worth my cheat meal? Or can I have something better on the weekend?"

abbi said...

I always allow cheat days here and there. I go completely off track if I don't!

Moving Mertle said...

some days I just need a break. to not cook, not move, or just do the stuff that needs to get done. Usually I can tell when those days are coming so I'll plan to have a lighter breakfast or lunch for a big dinner and then I try to work out. If it falls on a rest day then whatever. Or I'll try to eat super healthy so my net calories are within my range and I don't need to work out.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Having cheat days is good, just regroup and make sure they don't happen too close together!

One Crazy Penguin said...

http://gizmodo.com/5662271/watch-six-months-of-a-happy-meals-eternal-life

This may make you think twice about using your cheat day on McD's!

Adam said...

I'd like to think that my life is one big cheat day! :)

Seriously though, big macs aren't actually TOO horribly bad - it is the fries! RighT? Maybe I just have my facts wrong. Either way, chaulk it up as a blip and march forward.