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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Since my last check-in:

10K run, 20K cycling (2h)

10k run, 20K cycling (2h)

10k run (1h)
(It was raining.)

13K cycling, 10K run, 13K cycling (2h30min)


Eaten: 21741kcal (average 3100 kcal/day)

Resting: 15400 kcal
Exercise: 10396kcal
Burned: 25796kcal

Weekly differential: 25796-21741=4055 kcal

SP says 3500 kcal differential per week is about 1 lbs loss in fat.
I lost exactly 0.4 kg (1 lbs) fat this week (I measure every day, and this includes the min-max variances due to water).

The temperature is dropping seriously, and I need clothes for the outdoor workouts. Cycling and running.
Any suggestions?
What to look for, and what to avoid?
I was thinking if there are clothes that fit both cycling+running.

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    I agree with Sassymoho. However, don't use a zippered turtle neck (which she meant to say next to your skin, not on bottom) and you always need layers to peel out of as your body temp changes. So have a pack for them. You also need double layers on the legs, as temps that cold will cool your leg muscles. Styles, fabric, and manufacturers have changed since I was a twice a day half marathon runner in my late 30's, but I can check for you if you still need to know. It gets -25 F here in winter with wind chill of -40 so we need face protection and I prefer goggles so my glasses don't steam up and freeze. (very annoying!) emoticon Let me know... B
    3230 days ago
    Very nice picture and information. I am shooting for an ending weight simular to yours.....I have no help for you on cold weather clothing since I live in a place that is never cold by your standards.....

    Best of luck!
    3231 days ago
    I agree with Lisa on the Under Armour Cold Gear. I've worn multiple brands of pants and they really just seem to hit the spot. Plus they actually stay up (you try running when your pants are falling down! Everybody else laughs, but it's hard to run... :P). I'm a fan of tighter clothing for anything and everything, loose tends to get in my way. If that's also your preference, then a thought is to wear cold gear with a turtleneck type shirt on the bottom and then a tshirt on the top. It's really the chest that needs to stay the most warm. This way your arms won't be constricted, but your chest gets that protection that it needs.
    3231 days ago
    I wear Underarmour ColdGear tights for cycling and running. Shirts are different as I prefer loose for running and tight for cycling. I have pullover microfleece shirts that do a good job of blocking wind on the bike with a compression longsleeve shirt underneath. You will also need gloves for cycling as the temperature drops below 50. I can ride year-round, but 38F seems to be the point most people will not cycle as it is too cold with the speed and they bring their bikes inside with a trainer. I've run at 28F and it was fine, but I don't like having to wear that much just to stay warm for the first mile. My winter weather is very mild in comparison to yours. You may want a pair of Yak Traxs if you will have ice on the road.
    3232 days ago
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    I love this info. Beautiful pics by the way. Jealous of your numbers. Way to go!
    3232 days ago
    aaauuuuggghhhh!!!! too much math for me.
    hey how are you doing, long time no hear.
    3232 days ago
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    Wish you luck!
    3232 days ago
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