Run for Food: Peak October and Lazy November


October is the peak month in terms of the duration and calories burnt. But I am expecting the level to tapper down to a more realistic one. The “3-2-1” regiment is not sustainable as I usually would feel tired up on Saturday to go for a 2 hours cycling routine. So it has been swim and run, and for the last 2 weeks, I have skipped “Wednesday” and declared that as a rest day. Getting lazy!

Ankle support

Fitness wise, I observed a steady improvement based on the outcome of some of the workouts. On running, I am doing more zone-3 running, and shorter distance interval training. I am not sure if that had helped in improving my fitness, as I could stay comfortable with running at an average pace of 6.30 min/km for 3-4 km before my heartbeat goes into zone-4. Something to improve on, i.e. keeping at that pace for a longer duration.  It helps that I am doing a more effective forefoot running now, which makes the run more efficient than heel foot running. I also attribute the improvement to better ankle support guard which I got recently. But the ankle still cannot sustain more than 45 minutes run, as my feet will start to feel the strain again, regardless of the ankle support I have.

Exercise Summary (Dec’11-Nov’12)

On swimming, I was pleasantly surprised that I completed a 1km freestyle swim under 25 minutes in one of the swim sessions. It is probably not something to shout about for most swimmers, but certainly for somebody like me who is not a natural swimmer. I also stretched my swimming distance to 3km on 27th October; The completion satisfaction level was high especially considering that I had to endure 86 minutes of mundane routine.

 

Exercise Statistics Dashboard (as of 23rd Nov  2012)

 Activity Type  Activity Counts  Activity Distance (km)
 Running  136  995.13
 Cycling  13  317.48
 Swimming  60  87.4
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