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Today was my long workout day, and I had planned to do 70 minutes of pool running. I anticipated being pruny by the end, but I figured it would be better than the usual long workout on the elliptical.

I only made it to 50 minutes, and I'm not totally sure why. My muscles didn't hurt. I wasn't out of breath. I just felt like I couldn't go on. I wonder if it's because pool running doesn't make you tired the way that other activities do, so I was actually getting a good workout and my exhaustion manifested itself weirdly. Or maybe I was getting seasick

On the other hand, I started getting tired around the 35 minute mark, and I've done that much without feeling tired before. I'd only had oatmeal and coffee before my workout, and my diet's been kind of all over the place lately, so I wonder if that affected me.

Since I don't want to eat like a dieter, I think I need to adopt the mentality of an athlete when it comes to food choices. I feel like a big ol' phony calling myself an athlete, but then, why not? I'm working out with a plan and a goal and I need to feed that plan correctly, right? Instead of looking at food as either acceptable or not, I need to look at them as things that will help my athletic goals and things that will NOT help them.

This doesn't mean I'm going to start on the Michael Phelps diet, of course.

Maybe this is just a gimmick that I've invented for myself, but since I have a better time sticking to exercise than diet, maybe framing my diet as part of exercise will help.

Or, maybe it won't. I'll let you know how it works out for me.

Since I took an unexpected rest day on Thursday, I think I'm going to put in some time on the elliptical tomorrow instead of doing a Sunday rest day. That schedule might work out for me better, anyway. Sometimes it's hard to work out on weekdays, but if I don't get in a workout on a weekend day, it's probably just because I'm being lazy.

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Comment by Keem on February 19, 2012 at 7:41am

I think labeling yourself will definitely help! :)

Comment by Megan on February 19, 2012 at 6:30pm

whatever works for you as far as diet, go for it.


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