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  • 1h 02m
  • 3.64 miles
  • 17m 02s /Mi

More Z4:Z3 intervals!!!

I could only hit a couple of the Z4s because the higher speed runs were too much for my adductors, and I did not want to risk pulling anything.

  • Calories: 2083 From fat:621.04 (65.76g, 29.81%), From Carbs:987.81 (235.35g, 47.42%), Protein:474.15 (112.97g, 22.76%)
  • Walking
  • 40m

My legs, and core, can definitely feel the intense workouts and 5k race of this past week. This is a "good pain", the kind where you are really proud of your accomplishments.

Today, will be a gently-active recovery day. It looks as if it will be a sunny day, in the mid-50s. I will take Chelsea for a walk at the park, soak in some sun, and get some blood flowing to the tired muscles.

Then, watch some football, and time to continue working on the party preparations.

  • Calories: 1804 From fat:506.01 (57.74g, 28.05%), From Carbs:899.4 (230.92g, 49.86%), Protein:398.59 (102.34g, 22.09%)
  • Health data: Soreness: 2
  • 33m 45s
  • 3.13 miles
  • 10m 47s /Mi

Gray Ghost 5k
Holy cow, this was an incredibly fast run for me, a PR, in fact (at least the fastest run in the past quarter century)

  • Calories: 2130 From fat:436.07 (49.14g, 20.47%), From Carbs:1185.89 (300.68g, 55.68%), Protein:508.04 (128.81g, 23.85%)
  • 1h 22m
  • 20.23 miles
  • 14.80 Mi/hr

2:00 PM / 48 degrees outside
I felt like real hardcore biker today. Had on my leggings and my short sleeve bike jersey, with a short sleeve tech-T underneath, and a thermal cap under my helmet. No bundling up for this ride, baby.
Gorgeous ride, Zone 2.
I had to chuckle when I passed a house on the return trip... three HUGE turkeys were eating out of the bird feeder in the front yard!!
And, the school zone speed detector was working when I was riding on a flat area... very fun to see my speed listed (18 mph) in huge, neon numbers!

  • 1h 03m
  • 4.03 miles
  • 15m 38s /Mi

7:00 PM TEAM Weight Loss
More Z3-Z4 intervals... 10 of those puppies. For some reason, it wasn't as nasty tonight as it was on Wednesday night.

I can tell, however, that I need to give my adductors a break, as they are a bit tender after all of the intense running this week.

I am doing the dance of joy this morning... I have lost 3.8 pounds of fat this week. I have been listening to my body, and eating when I am truly hungry... which has resulted in a daily caloric intake around 2000 calories (I need to calculate this week's average).

My RMR has definitely been kicked into high gear and I will need to have it remeasured during the week when we have finished TEAM weight loss and moved on to TEAM fitness.

Yesterday, I ended up skipping swimming class, and pretty much relaxed for the evening. Around 3 in the afternoon I started to get really cranky and felt fairly tired. I decided to take today as a vacation day, and ended up getting almost 11 hours of sleep last night. I feel MUCH better this morning.
I will be spending a good part of the day scanning photos of my mom into the computer. The surprise 70th birthday party for her will be on November 10th (b-day is on the 18th), and I am putting together an electronic slide show with photos from over the years. Hunh, this also "required" me to finally get a printer/scanner/copier/fax for my computer.

  • Calories: 2241 From fat:362.18 (30.55g, 16.16%), From Carbs:1345.17 (255.32g, 60.03%), Protein:533.64 (101.29g, 23.81%)

I woke up at 3 AM, and was just ravenous.  So, I drank an Ensure and tried to get back to sleep.  I was wound up for about an hour, unable to sleep.  I think I finally fell back to sleep around 4:15, and the alarm went off at 5:15... so I "snoozed" for about another 45 minutes.  I feel much better rested.

My mind was going full speed because we are finalizing all of the plans for my mother's surprise 70th birthday in a couple of weeks.  I had a lot of creative energy going on, so I actually feel as if I accomplished something, rather than missed out on a bit of sleep.

Tonight will be swimming class.  I might throw my bike on the trainer prior to swimming just for some gentle Z1 work... we'll see how the body feels at 5 PM. 

  • Calories: 1896 From fat:640.72 (71.68g, 33.79%), From Carbs:912.1 (229.58g, 48.11%), Protein:343.19 (86.38g, 18.1%)
  • 1h 01m
  • 4.04 miles
  • 15m 06s /Mi

TEAM was absolutely BRUTAL tonight.
Most of us were ready to either puke or to pass out.
We did 10 sets of intervals:
2 mins Z4, 2 mins mid-Z3.

I'm not saying that I didn't like the class, I'm just saying that it kicked my azz.

  • Yoga
  • 15m

  • Calories: 1888 From fat:518.54 (59.37g, 27.47%), From Carbs:976.8 (251.64g, 51.74%), Protein:392.65 (101.16g, 20.8%)
  • 24m
  • 800.00 meters
  • 03m /100 meters

Lunch Hour
400 meters breast stroke
400 meters freestyle

My right shoulder still bugs me a little bit. I think it is trying to remind me to rotate my body properly, because if everything feels aligned on that side, I don't "feel anything".
And, I have been trying to minimize the amount of time spent sleeping on my right side... even though I sleep better / dream better on that side.

I woke up this morning and felt really "skinny"... I stepped on the scale and almost fell off of it due to shock! OMG - is this fantastic, or what??? Holy schamoly!

  • Calories: 2189 From fat:714.81 (84.96g, 32.65%), From Carbs:913.8 (244.38g, 41.75%), Protein:560.38 (149.87g, 25.6%)

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