Thursday, May 24, 2012

Three Things Thursday ...

5K - Since we had a change in our weekend plans, I signed the girls and myself up for the Autism 5K on Saturday. I love this race. So much so, that last year, I ran this race in a sling. It's a great course (think fast and mostly flat), it's a great cause and it's a great time with my run posse.

However, unlike the past three years, I will not be racing. Since J is out of town, I will be pushing Dilly in the stroller and walk/running the race (at a 1/1 or 2/1 interval) with Dizzle and Doodle (it's Doodle's first 5K). They have only run twice in the last month and nothing close to three miles, which will likely make for a lot of complaining on their part. Oh, and it's supposed to be like a billion degrees out. I'm sure they will be psyched about that.

RMR - On June 5, I am having my resting metabolic rate tested. I am really hoping that it will give me some insight as to why I am gaining weight and/or unable to drop weight despite consistent training and diligent calorie counting. I figure there are two scenarios here.

1. My RMR is really low, thus my 2500-3000 calorie per day diet far exceeds the amount that I actually need.
2. My RMR is really high, thus my 2500-3000 calorie per day diet is inadequate for weight loss and my training level.

Honestly, I'm not really sure which scenario I prefer. The thought of cutting my food intake makes me cringe (I love food), yet the prospect of eating more than I already do kind of hurts my stomach.

Swim Success - Ever since I got my new tattoo, I have been sitting out of swim workouts. Yesterday, I was my first day back and I crushed it. My workout called for a warm-up followed by sprints of 10x50m with 15 seconds rest, 5x100m with 20 seconds rest and another 10x50m with 15 seconds rest.

The last time I did this workout I averaged 0:56/50m and 1:58/100m. Yesterday, I averaged 0:53/50m and 1:53/100m, with my fastest 100m in 1:49. I'm pretty sure that's a huge amount of time to drop in a month.  It was awesome.


Jesser said...

I will be interested to hear about your RMR. I wore I Body Media body bug thing for a while (I sadly lost the damn thing when I had to have an XRay and I took it off and somewhere along the line it fell out of my purse or ...? still don't know) and it was really interesting. Days at the office were annoyingly low burning. Days when I was with my kids or doing stuff around the house were much higher than I would have expected.

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Marlene said...

Great idea having the RMR tested! Hopefully it will shed some light, one way or the other.

Good luck and have fun with the girls at the 5K!

And way to go on the swim! You are so strong in the pool!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun weekend with your kiddos! I want to do another race with my Julia soon!
Curious what your RMR results say. I should get that done too.
Great job on your swims!!! You are an animal!

Running Ricig said...

Good luck with the race this weekend. If the girls complain, just tell them to think of all of the Nuun they'll get to drink to replenish electrolytes after a tough race :)

Katie said...

Curious about your RMR too. I have similar issues, but mine are caused by my thyroid . . . . which totally explains why I am so cold all the time!

wtfree3 said...

Good luck this weekend - don't push the kids too fast! Course is slightly changed from last year, as one of the "hills" is removed. I'm skipping it this year.

I'm going to say your RMR is lower than you think - that calorie range is what I use for controlled weight loss when working out, and I'm a 6'6" male who (without asking a lady how much she weighs) I'm going guess outweighs you by 40 to 50 percent.

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Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

It will be interesting to read about your RHR testing.

Racing/running a 5k with the kids sounds like an interesting morning. Yeah, I could do that too. If I stolen someone else's daughter. The little guy would be good to go without training....for about 100 meters.

Jes said...

I'm willing to run outside until it's 94 degrees, but that's where I draw the line. Above that I'm on the mill or doing yoga