I just got back from the gym. I am really *not* digging the ~3 miles for 5 days/week 5k training schedule at all. I’m also working legs 4 days per week between TT and my two personal training sessions and doing 2 days of hard bike sprint intervals as part of TT, so you could say that my legs are hating me right now. I absolutely loathe the LISS run days. I don’t like to run 1 mile at a steady pace, let alone three. I’m going to experiment with doing HIIT for a full 5k next week and see if the time is comparable to my LISS stats.
The only bonus is that I am still eating a decent 2200-2400 calories per day, so at least I am not bonking out in the middle of my workouts. Thank goodness tomorrow is just TT with bike sprints. I don’t run again until my 2 mile HIIT on Saturday. :claplow:
I’m on track with food today, though I’ve only had a workout shake so far, but my oats and omelette breakfast are on the table, and I plan to be good today through dinner. It’s my father’s 64th birthday, so that meal might end up being a Chinese buffet trip. And yes, that would be a 10% meal according to Precision Nutrition rules, or a splurge/cheat meal according to all other nutrition plans.
I see a lot of fat loss challenges starting up around the web on January 1st, but I’m kind of glad that I’ll just be focusing on developing a new healthy habit (in my case, this will be integrating flexibility training into my workouts at least twice a week) during that month as part of the Pinkdumbbells.com Healthy New Habit challenge while working on my 5k training and continuing to keep my calories at true maintenance. There is too much pressure and temporary enthusiasm going on during that month; the flame of motivation always ends up getting snuffed out as quickly as it was lit in the first place. I’ll be in much better shape physically and mentally to take on a cut after the 20th of January.
Leg Circuit with Trainer:
BB Squat (3 x 10-8-6 @ 115 lbs)
DB Jump Lunges/Mary Catherines (3 x 10 @ 10 lbs)
Plie Squats (3 x 10)
Plie Squats Pulse (3 x 10)
DB Burpees (3 x 15-12-10 @ 10 lbs)
3 Mile LISS Run – Treadmill (Avg. 6.3 mph for 29 minutes)