Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Today was a pretty good day. My workouts got changed up a bit again. I'm feeling pretty run down and I don't want to burn out, so I cut back a bit today and did some yard work tonight. I finally got my lawn mowed and started weeding some of the flower beds. I still got in my run and burned plenty of calories, just not my normal 1000+ for a Wednesday.
I was reading some SP blogs this last week and came across one that said that athletes should have a smaller daily calorie differential, like only 200-400 calories. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
That got me thinking, when are you considered an endurance athlete? I regularly burn 4000-500 calories/week. I'm training for some pretty big races, including a marathon at the end of October. I have a weekly long run of at least 10 miles. Hm...
My friend Gwen asked me tonight if I'm eating enough. She's in training mode right now too. I think maybe I need to focus less on pounds, more on toning and make sure I AM eating enough and getting enough rest. On that note, it's time for bed. Make tomorrow great!
Goals for tomorrow:
80+ oz water
AM workout: 20-30 minute TM run
Midday workout: 10 minutes cardio/10 min core
PM workout: yard work and 30 day shred
Track my food and make good choices
In bed by 10:00 pm