Got 8 of 9 workouts in which will probably be my max per week because my shoulder hurts when I swim. I was really tired Tuesday and Wednesday and I have another cold. Tiredness and frequent colds are both symptoms of not getting enough protein. Depending on who you believe, I need somewhere between 90 and 180 grams of protein per day. That's between three quarters and a pound and a half of beef or chicken per day. Of course there is also protein in eggs, nuts, yogurt, milk and plenty of other things, but getting 100+ grams of protein isn't easy. I made some hard boiled eggs to add that for an afternoon snack every day. I'm also not getting enough sleep. I plan to correct that starting this week.
I managed to gain 3 pounds over the holidays. Not bad. I can only imagine how many I would have gained had I not exercised almost 10 hours last week. Time to lay off the cheese spread!
I did have a couple mental victories this week. Saturday I managed an 8.6 mile run outside even though it was cold and windy. I had no excuse. I have the cold weather gear I need, I just needed the motivation. I procrastinated as long as I could, but did manage to get it done. I was still a little cold. Running with a cold bottle of water wasn't a good idea.
Sunday I managed a 2.5 hour trainer ride. That is my longest to date. All my rides the last month and a half have been on the trainer. I might need a mini DVD player during New Orleans to mimic my training :-).
I plan to start upping my biking a bit. I don;t really want to add another workout, so I think I'll just take some time on to my short rides. Since the race time is roughly 3:2 biking to running, I think the training hours should be too.
On to week 7!