Has-Been Ironman competitor makes his was back to being fit and accomplishing lofty goals :)
Monday, February 7, 2011
Week 16 Review
Must Get Back On Track!
Looking back, this week has been a lesson learned. I am still paying the price for not following the outline of my scheduled recovery week. I pushed too hard and for too long and now my IT Band is angry! I have learned about the importance of routine. I need routine to keep me focused and committed to doing the workouts. I threw a wrench in my routine with the injury and later lousy excuses on the weekend to miss workouts. I'm struggling mentally to stay motivated.
My IT Band has flared up again after Saturday's miserable run. It's only sitting at a 2.5/10 but it would take very little to jump to a solid 5 or 6. I can feel it. I think the only thing between me and a complete stop to my workouts is the roller that Peter nagged me about. What an awesome contraption! My homemade solution is working great but I can am beginning to wonder if I had a properly overpriced bigger roller, could it work the same magic on my tight hamstrings? Ohhhh I'll be damned if I give anyone 30 bucks for a peice of foam. What a sham! However, I'm slowly giving in to the idea. My hamstrings need some luvin' too!
Anyhow, on the nutrition side of things - wow has it changed. The past 2 sets had me shaving too much weight too fast. I don't mind a bit of weight loss but not at a rapid rate. A couple weeks ago I decided to completely remove my limits on what I eat and I may have gone a big overboard. First I ate bigger portions and now it has slipped to sweets and potatoe chips and less than healthy meal choices. It's not just the calorie counting that matters, it's also the quality of said calorie that I should pay attention too. Weight wise I have plateued nicely. I'm not losing weight, might have even gained 1 pound but nothing to be worried about, except well.... the plumbing problem. Yeh all this bad eating is taking its tool and I'm lugging around 5-7 pounds of 'training weight'. Wonderful. A trip to Pizza Hut should purge the system just fine.