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Weds 5/30

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.
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
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  • TEMPEST272002
    It's all such a balancing act - calories in & out I mean. Try the extra calories & see how it goes. After you've tried it out, you'll have a better idea of your body reacts.
    1966 days ago
    You've got to be careful not to put your body into starvation mode. Extra calories should be find as long as they are clean. And I'm sure protein wouldn't hurt, either.
    1966 days ago
  • JLITT62
    You definitely train like a crazy person . . . can't do that without fueling properly!
    1966 days ago
    1966 days ago
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