Drama

March 13, 2013

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The Velominati currently maintains a list of cycling rules. I am reminded of a few right now.

Rule #20 // There are only three remedies for pain.

These are:

  • If your quads start to burn, shift forward to use your hamstrings and calves, or
  • If your calves or hamstrings start to burn, shift back to use your quads, or
  • If you feel wimpy and weak, meditate on Rule #5 and train more!

Rule #5 // No whining. Suck it up.

Rule #10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster.

“Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.? — Greg Henderson

Hard interval sessions Saturday and Sunday. Hard training session Monday. Recovery day on Tuesday.

Am I recovered?

Er, no.

I am stiff. And sore. Stiff and sore. Sore and stiff. I can barely keep my head up. Wonderful stuff this being in shape.

More fun with the personal trainer tonight. He is quite familiar with Rule #5. I made the unfortunate mistake of telling him about this rule. Whining, as a technique to manage my personal trainer, simply does not work.

I will have to do some further research in this area.

Monday

Nutrition

Breakfast
Calories: 140, Carbs: 14 grams, Protein: 20 grams, Fat: 0 grams

Lunch
Calories: 391, Carbs 52 grams, Protein: 24 grams, Fat: 11 grams

Dinner
Calories: 782, Carbs: 123 grams, Protein: 40 grams, Fat: 16 grams

Total intake
Calories: 1,314, Carbs: 187, Protein: 84 grams, Fat: 27 grams
Sodium intake of 1,853 mg and total fibre intake of 24 grams.
Net caloric intake after exercise: 962.

Exercise

Challenging session with personal trainer. Estimate 351 calories burned.

Stretching

No stretching.

Tuesday

Nutrition

Breakfast
Calories: 140, Carbs: 14 grams, Protein: 20 grams, Fat: 0 grams

Lunch
Calories: 391, Carbs 52 grams, Protein: 24 grams, Fat: 11 grams

Dinner
Calories: 782, Carbs: 123 grams, Protein: 40 grams, Fat: 16 grams

Total intake
Calories: 1,314, Carbs: 187, Protein: 84 grams, Fat: 27 grams
Sodium intake of 1,853 mg and total fibre intake of 24 grams.

Exercise

Recovery day (although no recovery evident).

Stretching

No stretching.

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