Thanks lovely ladies.
Back from running club and I will sleep well tonight. I had to run 2 x 6 mins, 2 x 5 mins, 2 x 4 mins, 2 x 2mins and 2 x 1min. What does that add up to? A lot of mins running at a decent pace for me. We ran out for half the time, then turned around and ran back. 90 second recovery between reps. One half was always on a slight uphill. It was a great training session - I loved it. It's called fartlek. The coach reckons this type of training really pays off down the track during an endurance event.
Bad news is the faster running hurts my ankles. Better get that seen to before it becomes too problematic. Could just be I need a bit more conditioning. But I'll book in to see my osteo in the next week or so. Bout time for an adjustment anyway
Sassi - diet is just the same as usual - but have added more protein and more meals. I try to cram something in before I leave for work as I normally eat breakie at my desk around 9am. I have cooked up a batch of baked skinless chicken drumsticks to have on hand for extra protein. I have skim milk drinks with milo and protein powder (with milo is the only way I can tolerate the protein powder. I also have more eggs and nuts. I have a big bag of unsalted cashews to get through. I'm also adding tofu to my soups. Heaps of veggies for dinner and working more into lunch. I hate fruit so I aim to have a glass of juice a day instead. My PT says eat more, eat more often and eat more protein. It's hard though - I'm often not hungry and have to force something down.
Don't mean for my diet to sound saintly - still squeeze in a small amount of chocolate though not every day now and the odd bickie at work or rice snacks etc. And I only eat more on the days I exercise. It's so I don't using my own lean muscle mass as a fuel source to cope with my increasing training load.
I find that getting up early to exercise gives me the motivation to say 'no' to a lot of different food tempations during the day - like I didn't get at 5:40 something to train just to ruin it all by putting that
in my mouth! I am usually feeling quite tired and often a little sore, so it's a constant reminder to be strong!
Anyway, I'm starting to feel really
strong. I haven't felt like this for years. It's such a great feeling
Just keep moving! And don't be lazy...
SW: 74.3kg - 1/1/09
CW: 71.1kg - 3/5/09