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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.
Eat more:
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.
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  • TEMPEST272002
    Nice that you got to go out walking with daughter. I learn alot from tracking. I track vitamins as well - and that was a big eye opener.
    2299 days ago
    Good program, Kriszta! I'm with you and MOBYCARP; I continue to track what I eat because it gives me a measure of security when it comes to evaluating my nutrition. We may all be at our desired weight, and you and he are wonderfully fit, but tracking helps us stay there.
    2299 days ago
    Yes, tracking. Even now, I have to track to ensure I eat enough protein. With tracking, I often have to make an effort to eat enough calories; I don't think I could eat enough without overdoing the junk if I weren't tracking.
    2299 days ago
    It is inspiring to see you getting to know your body better and finding out what works best for you. Spark On! We Got This! emoticon
    2299 days ago
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