Leisurely Saturday. Maintenance adjustments.
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Today was a non-running day, and we had a sunny day, 5 oC (41 oF), with some moderate wind.
My daughter agreed to come with me for a walk - I love to be with her, and I was happy that she spent some time exercising outdoors.
I wanted to reach the end of the green sign running trail from the other side of the hill at last week walk, but I didn't have time then.
Now I chose a parking lot closer to the glider airport: we only walked about 0.3 mile down a very steep descent and got there. We walked parallel with the green sign trail on the other side of the hill, and reached it in 30 minutes.
With this walk I linked my forest running paths:
-green cross-green line, NE hillside: 3.4 km
-yellow sign (today's walk), W hillside: 3 km
-blue sign, S hillside about 2 km
That's a 19 km (almost 12 miles) round trip - so I guess I have enough place to run for the next few years!
I modified my nutrition and exercise a bit.
I returned to tracking all food - tracking late dinner only worked well, but did not spare much time, and I like statistics and graphs, so why not?
I also found that I still tend to eat not enough protein and fat, so I'll benefit from tracking.
My calorie intake is usually a bit above the recommended maintenance range, between 2000-2100 calories. I'll see what happens - maybe this is the right amount for me.
Run less: short runs Tue-Wed, long runs Fri-Sun, instead of running 5 times (3+2). Running 3 days in a row did not cause any problems, but it feels safer.
On the rest days I do stationary biking or walking.