Monday, February 15, 2010

Last week's summary

I finished the week last week with about 42Km logged towards my goal of one million meters.  And while my intention was to hit another 50K week, my body was telling me on Sunday that rest was needed more than that last 8K.

Saturday marked the start of another Zone diet challenge at CrossFit Rochester.   These challenges are designed to provide accountability and support for eating clean and balanced.   For some, the Zone diet provides a structure around eating that will help them lose weight.  For me, it is more about eating intentionally.   I need to be more aware of what and how much I am eating to make sure I am getting enough food - and in the proper balance - to support all the physical activity that I do.   Too often I eat without intention.  I just grab whatever is available when I am hungry and don't really think that much about it.   Generally speaking I don't have any weight issues, but I have found that when I am not thinking about what I am eating I don't eat a balanced diet and as a result athletic performance suffers. 

Our workout on Saturday was "Cindy": 20 minutes, as many rounds as possible (AMRAP) of 5 pullups, 10 pushups, 15 squats.   Cindy is probably my favorite CrossFit workout.  Since I began CrossFit training two years ago, I have been shooting for completing 20 rounds of Cindy in the 20 minutes.  On Saturday I finally beat that mark (my prior best score was 19 rounds).  In 6 weeks, at the end of the Zone challenge we will be doing Cindy again and I am hoping to get 21 rounds in.

So, after my weekend of (rowing) rest, I'll be back at it tonight with a CrossFit Endurance workout... Some rowing sprint intervals.   I really feel that the rowing and endurance workouts helped me get that 20 round Cindy on Saturday.   Hopefully more of the same will get me to 21 in six weeks.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great point about diet, Jeff. I didn't think of doing the Zone as a tool for intentional eating. Right now, my intentional eating means no candy...and that's keeping me plenty mindful...LOL!!