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Ketosis & Training Update

I’ve been doing the ketogenic diet since November 11th and I am feeling great.  I’m rarely hungry, I’ve dropped quite a few pounds and I don’t feel constantly tired like I usually do.  The only downside is that I have to make all of my food but that’s a small price to pay.  I’ve found that over time, I figure out how to make things quicker and in larger quantities so I don’t have to cook each meal every day.

I haven’t missed any workouts so far this week so that’s another bonus.  I haven’t had to go in to work during my week off, which is very relaxing.  As for the running though, I just started up again two days ago after taking a post half marathon break.  I really have a lot of work to do there, especially if I want to do the Around the Bay 30K in March.

I’m going to be finishing up the last of the Vasa novice swim workouts this week and then I’ll be going to the intermediate workouts.  I am already feeling much stronger, which is awesome.  I was able to change the damper door setting to 2, which I wasn’t able to handle in the past.  It’s more work for women to build upper body strength, so I’m very excited when I see changes.

As for cycling, I have decided to do another FTP test and repeat some of the TrainerRoad Sweet Spot Intermediate Base I since I won’t really have enough time to finish Base II before my half Ironman training starts in January.  I don’t think there is really any need to kick things into super high gear yet since I’ll be doing that in training anyway.

So yeah, it’s been a good week and a half.  Except that my Garmin Forerunner 620 keeps getting delayed.  First it was October 31st, then November 4th, November 14th and finally November 28th.  Argh!

To Trek we go!

Today I sent my Speed Concept 7.0 off to Trek Toronto for maintenance. I was told to bring it back in a week or two when I first bought it in October 2011, but I wasn’t able to find the time for various reasons. The guys at Trek said that the shifting would go to crap pretty quickly because the cabling was just done. They were right about that.

In any case, because I am lazy, I am getting an extra wheel and cassette so that I can switch from trainer to road without swapping out my tire EVERY time. This should make life a lot easier for me. It’ll be around $200, but it’s well worth it to me. I can see myself missing training sessions because it’s miserable outside but I don’t want to melt my road tire on the trainer.

The way I see it, I make things as convenient as possible for myself so that I can’t reasonably make excuses.