Week in review 20th – 26th February

Monday
Training:
11am Kickboxing. Excellent session to start the week. My strength is growing week on week as is my flexibility. This was the first week that the kicks and punches started to feel right, proper rotation on the kicks, weight transfer on the punches. Even some compliments from Stu (Still outweighed 10 t0 1 by “Stop dropping your hands”) There’s still a long way to go and I won’t achieve everything I want before I have to cut it back when the Swim, Bike and Run increase, but I will be giving it everything while I can and be straight back in to work towards some belts when the season is over. (746 Calories – Garmin estimate, I think it’s a bit low, but will do)

Eating:
Breakfast – Yoghurt and Honey and Fruit
Snack – Banana
Training – Protein Shake
Lunch – Ham Salad
Dinner – Tuna Steak & Stir Fry
Muller Yoghurt while I was watching the telly
1612 Calories

Tuesday
Training:
Swim: Late afternoon pool swim. Nothing terribly exciting to report. Slight twinge in my left shoulder afterwards. 1600m complete, 500cals

Eating
Breakfast – Yoghurt and Honey and Fruit
Snack – Banana x 2
Lunch – Chicken Salad
Dinner – Thai Turkey Burgers and Vietnamese Salad (Yes, I know, so culinarily cosmopolitan it makes me sick)
Pancakes!
1587 Calories

Wednesday
Training:
Run: now that my running is coming back to me I have devised some more routes that are a bit longer around the SE London area. My new favourite takes in a long drag up one tree hill which has a lovely downhill on the other side, round Peckham Rye park then into Nunhead Cemetery which is an abolutely amazing place. 9.33km / 1hr1min (actually slightly longer as Garmin didn’t pick up until 4 mins in. 800cals
Bike: Ah, the turbo, I’m actually beginning to enjoy it, it’s ok if I have the windows open. I have saved up a load of Mr T’s Craziest Fools to watch. 55mins 475 cals

Eating – big day today!
Breakfast – Yoghurt and Honey and Fruit
Lunch – Chicken Salad
Snack – Tin of Tuna (Spring Water)
Snack – Rice Cake (I was desperate not to eat crap – never again though – I’ve had tastier fingernails)
Dinner – Mini Jacket Potatoes with Chilli Con Carne and a bit of cheese!
Muller Yoghurt while I was watching the telly
2118 Calories

Thursday
Training:
Swim: Planned distance of 2000m, but I only managed 1800m as the Breastroke Crew got into the pool at the end of my session and I had to get out before I drowned one of the two ronnies bobbing up and down in my lane. Definite pain in the left shoulder on recovery. Oops. 1800m / 55mins 475 Cals

Eating:
Breakfast – Yoghurt and Honey and Fruit
Lunch – Chilli con Carne
Snack – Packet of Kettle Chips
Dinner – Cod fillets with Chorizo and Roasted Vegetables.
1688 Calories

Friday
Training:
Run: Local SE London run, 49mins / 7.33km / 653cals

Eating
Breakfast – Yoghurt and Honey and Fruit
Snack – Banana x 2
Lunch – Chicken Salad
Dinner – Chicken Rogan Josh and Rice (Recipe to follow)

Saturday
Training:
Bike – 3hours in the Kent Countryside with Leo. Pretty fast and flat until Hunton Hill at the end. Pain in the outside of my left knee which was a bit worrying. I’ve just had a bike fit so it could be the change in position and tight ITB. 3.05hrs / 1500 calories
Eating:
Breakfast – Porridge and Honey
Lunch – Cheese and Ham Sandwiches
Dinner – Summer Rolls, Massamman Curry, Stir Fried Vegetables
Had Bez and Claire up for dinner so not quite the tight control I exert in the week!
3018 Calories

Sunday
Training:
Run: Local route up one tree hill and through the cemetery. 1hr 800cals

Eating
Hmmm, not the greatest day for being controlled with my intake!

Breakfast – Scrambled Eggs on Toast
Lunch – Ham Sandwich
Dinner – Roast Chicken, Potatoes, Parsnips, Cabbage, Peas, Beans.
Um.. Apple Strudel and Ice Cream. This was the problem I think!
2383 Calories

totals:

Training
Swim: 3400m / 1hr 40mins
Bike: 105km / 4hr 19mins
Run: 26.67km / 2hr 53mins

Eating
Calories in 14489
Calories Out 13873
Difference: +616

Weight Loss: 1kg

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Injured!

My plan for the start of this year was building back up the base fitness and strengthening my lower limbs with exercises from James and some Kickboxing back at Paragon – the idea being that the movement and strength work would compliment the other exercises, and it’s lovely and warm in the gym! Great plan, until I managed to injure myself.

During my Kickboxing session in the first week of January I was trying to learn the Lunging Left Hook. Same principle as the Left Hook, but you lunge forward to throw it. Unfortunately my lunge turned into a fall and I turned my left ankle underneath me and sprained it pretty badly.

3 weeks on and I’m healed up nicely. It’s still a bit tight first thing in the morning and I’m wearing an ankle support when running and kickboxing, but I can run again so we are back on the programme.

171 days to race.

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