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Training Log Archive: hannahpie

In the 31 days ending Oct 31, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  dancing/running/walking4 26:30:00
  cycling2 8:00:00 17.0 27.36
  Running/Strength7 6:35:00 1.86 3.0
  HIITS/STRENGTH5 4:15:00 6.87 11.06
  Circuit: Weight Training mixed with cardio5 3:30:00
  Stairs1 1:00:00
  Total24 49:50:00 25.74 41.42
averages - sleep:7.4 weight:166.7lbs

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Monday Oct 31, 2011 #

dancing/running/walking 1:00:00 [3]
slept:7.5 shoes: orange sneakers

Sleep still not very restful, waking up earlier than I need to.
Still have mild headache, feel grumpy, low energy, not happy.

Sunday Oct 30, 2011 #

dancing/running/walking 20:00:00 [2]
slept:7.5 weight:168.2lbs (rest day)

Cleaned house for 2 hours, then walked 15 grade incline for 10 min. Very lethargic today, retaining loads of water. Hopefully I'm in some kind of pre-swoosh mode.

76.5 kg! Haven't cheated. Went to hotpot tonight, got distended once we got home.

Friday Oct 28, 2011 #

HIITS/STRENGTH 50:00 [4]
slept:8.0 weight:165.7lbs shoes: Moccasins

Pre: 75.3
Post: 75.1

Although water weight is up, still have a slight brow-headache, I'm feeling slightly less ravished than usual, 20 min HIITs was good although not as fast as pre-Paleo, and the 30 min strength trainging was strong, marked improvement.


Thursday Oct 27, 2011 #

Running/Strength 50:00 [3]
slept:8.0 weight:166.8lbs shoes: Moccasins

Pre: 75.8
Post:75.2

Easy long run, pretty nice, just a few pull-ups, push ups etc.

Wednesday Oct 26, 2011 #

dancing/running/walking 1:30:00 [3]
slept:9.0 shoes: orange sneakers

Headache, bloated, post egg. perhaps Ketosis is starting. Weird breath/mouth, feel yucky.

Tuesday Oct 25, 2011 #

Circuit: Weight Training mixed with cardio 1:00:00 [3]
slept:9.0 weight:164.6lbs shoes: orange sneakers

10 min light, really light jogging, followed by 40 minutes of strength.

Trying to ramp down the "chronic cardio" for a month of low-cortisol, fat loss.
Concept for fat loss month/low level aerobic/low stress

Mon - 60-120 min Hike/Pilates
Tues - 60-90 min slow, trad weight training
Wed - 20/30 min HIITS running/ or circuit workout
Thur - 60-90 min Hike/Pilates
Fri - 60 min slow jogging/ body weight strength

Sunday Oct 23, 2011 #

HIITS/STRENGTH 50:00 [4] 3.23 km (15:29 / km)
slept:9.0 weight:164.6lbs shoes: Moccasins

Pre: 74.8
Post: 74.6 (lowest so far)

20 min HIITS alternate between 8.5 and 11.5/12/13km hr
30 strength, no power, just traditional sets with breaks

Have been really wanting fruit, had half a big pomegranate after workout, along with a little chicken/cabbage...2 small persimmons, one before working out, one after dinner, and I will have the rest of my pom. I hope to just cold turkey some time this week, changing to a small sweet potato post workout. I don't want to give up vigorous workouts for the goal of fat loss alone.

Friday Oct 21, 2011 #

Circuit: Weight Training mixed with cardio 20:00 [3]
weight:164.2lbs

Feeling a little low today, BM not so great. Two cups of coffee, instead of one coffee, one tea, made me cranky.

Pre: 74.65

Thursday Oct 20, 2011 #

HIITS/STRENGTH intervals 45:00 [4] *** 3.0 mi (15:00 / mi)
slept:8.0 weight:164.6lbs shoes: Moccasins

Pre = Post: 74.8 Kg I might be seeing the water weight gap closing. Perhaps my weight loss will be slower as inches fall off. We'll see.


HIIT: 10 min of steady incline from 1% to 8% grade over the course of 10 min. the next 10 min was 30-60 sec intervals between 8.5/9 KM/HR to 11.2/12.2km/hr.


Energy was good, but eventually waned toward the end of the strength. Replenished with a small orange and walnuts.

Certainly, getting better. Still eating my 2nd serving of fruit at night. Will I be able to stop?

Wednesday Oct 19, 2011 #

Running/Strength 40:00 [3]
slept:9.0 weight:166.3lbs shoes: Moccasins

Felt crappy this morning after the night of one beer. I ate great otherwise, although a little to less of the water. I was also sore from Mon workout, which seems strange.

Ran for 40 min, very easy, but elevated my mood.

No more beer...really bad way to "cheat"

Tuesday Oct 18, 2011 #

dancing/running/walking 4:00:00 [1]
slept:8.0 (rest day)

Had good lunch/dinners out, all P, but had a bottle of Yanjing beer with dinner.
No bloating, but had mild diarrhea, incomplete BM the next morning. Was it the beer or something in the cold salads?

Who knows...but now that we're clear of guests, we won't be eating out for quite a while.

Walked around with M and Hin all afternoon, easy, steady walking. Nice active rest.

Monday Oct 17, 2011 #

Circuit: Weight Training mixed with cardio 50:00 [4]
slept:9.0 weight:164.8lbs shoes: orange sneakers

Pre:74.9 Kg


Started with jump rope and high step-ups (20) 4 sets, followed by 3 sprints. Felt slow to recover from sprints, took me longer to start the next move. Gym circuit went pretty well, did plyo and power moves to keep heart rate up, but I moved through weights slowly, at some point I would loose my concentration on the set, just sitting on the machine staring when I realized that I was in the middle of a workout. Weird, but not as low energy as yesterday.

I had half a banana about 1 hr before workout. Then small orange and almonds after. Energy is okay.

Sunday Oct 16, 2011 #

HIITS/STRENGTH 50:00 [3]
slept:8.0 weight:166lbs shoes: Moccasins

Pre:75.5
Post: 75.1

20 min HIIT. Felt a little low energy going up to the workout. Was able to do running HIITS at 8.5 km/hr 30 sec. recovery, with 10.5, 11.5, 12, and 13 30 sec intervals.

The proceeding weight training was very draining. Felt very low. Came home and had a pear. I hadn't had fruit in a few days.

Friday Oct 14, 2011 #

Running/Strength 1:15:00 [4]
slept:8.0 weight:165.7lbs shoes: Moccasins

Pre:75.3
Post: 74.3

Wow, dropping water weight getting back down to my base.
Added back a half-cup of sweet potatoes and 3 oz of dark choc just for fun, the result was that my run and workouts had just enough energy, still felt winded sooner than normal, but much better than the last 2 days. I think I need to keep eating spotatoes in the morning.

Wednesday Oct 12, 2011 #

Running/Strength 1:00:00 [3]
slept:8.0 weight:166.5lbs

Pre: 75.7
Post: 75.1

Hit my first low-carb wall today while running and doing strength.
Had to go easier. Gotta fight it out. Second day of laying off the sweet potato or banana for breakfast alongside my cabbage/chicken stir-fry.

Tuesday Oct 11, 2011 #

Stairs 1:00:00 [3]
weight:167.9lbs

Great Wall

76.3 KG

Hiking up and down for about an hour.

1st day eliminating all starchy carbs, no sweet potatoes or bananas in the morning. Didn't feel any sig dif.

Monday Oct 10, 2011 #

HIITS/STRENGTH 1:00:00 [4] 3.0 km (20:00 / km)
slept:8.0 weight:167.9lbs shoes: Moccasins

Pre: 76.3
Post: 75.8

Paleo diet has stabilized my weight, no ill effects. Only benefits.No gas, feel tighter, no water retention, or bloating, no hunger.

Excellent HIITs workout: 15 steady run, 15 min 8x interval, followed by 30 min of full body strength.

Sunday Oct 9, 2011 #

Circuit: Weight Training mixed with cardio 30:00 [3]
slept:8.0 shoes: Moccasins

At the end of the day: 76.6, which is much lower than yesterday.

Friday Oct 7, 2011 #

Circuit: Weight Training mixed with cardio 50:00 [4]
slept:6.0 weight:167.7lbs

Pre: 76.25
Post: 76

30 minute of strength/dance/step-ups, squats
25 minutes of pilates

Still not sleeping 8 hours....but why?

Paleo lunch but perhaps too much sauces on stuff.
Feelin a little weird inside.

Started period, feeling it.

Thursday Oct 6, 2011 #

Running/Strength 1:00:00 [3]
slept:5.0 weight:167.9lbs

Pre:76.3
Post: 75.8

Run: 40 min
Abs and WT: 20

Going all P today.

Breakfast: sweet potatoes and cabbage, a handful of pork, a smattering of lima beans (not Paleo, but still not terrible, we have to exhaust our extensive bean stores). I felt full immediately. I usually a eat a huge bowl of oats, banana, and soy milk, but the same huge bowl filled with P food, had me "done" with breakfast rather quickly, maybe because it didn't taste so great. I need to jigger these breakfasts so that they are more mild and "sweeter" than the other meals.

Maybe, walnuts, cold chicken, bananas/sweet potatoes, and celery juice or something. I'm excited about the possibility of this diet, excited that I could eat food without such dramatic and unexpected gastro-troubles.

Ate Paleo all day! Huge hot pot feats and no distension, no gas, or weird heaviness, and I ate a lot!

Run was really good, despite not getting enough sleep. Only will get better!

Wednesday Oct 5, 2011 #

Running/Strength 20:00 [3] 3.0 km (6:40 / km)
slept:4.5 weight:167.9lbs (sick)

Pre: 76.3 KG
Reading about Paleo...considering a trial month once we've exhausted our supplies of oats, rice, beans...going to be prep-intensive, but so is every other diet.

Had terrible bout of diarrhea last night, but why? Had tons of veggies and smoked tofu strands...the last time I had market tofu, I got constipated. Going to hard on the soy milks, since taking out dairy, feeling like it's "not right," just a feeling, there's not much satiety effect to our homemade soy milk, and it makes me feel a little "acidy" if that's actually what's going on.

Also, since the WF diet, I've eliminated a ton of protein, in the form of eggs and diary. Wondering where that has left my hormone balance. I feel out of whack in the sleep department. Waking up early, then staying up for an hour, before trying to get back to bed. Having disturbing dreams. It's weird. Hoping that bringing back animal proteins will give me some kind of hormonal relief. The soy infusion, could be the culprit, need to cut back, need to not make that my go to protein.

Had P-dinner, felt good. Very satiating, immediately. But then we found ourselves eating guoba on the bus to the airport. One last time. I mean, 4-5 hours in shuttle and an airport, you need a little distraction. This led to almost immediate gas and tightness in my stomach. I am very de-motivated to eat these foods. The relative slenderness of my stomach before, versus what I face after. Not worth it. I need to keep some kind of alternative snack on me, maybe just apples and nuts in my bag at all times.

Tuesday Oct 4, 2011 #

cycling 2:00:00 [2] 17.0 mi (7:04 / mi)
slept:5.0 weight:169lbs shoes: men's house sandals

Pre:76.8 Weight is increasing, but why?


The bike ride was nothing. Consider it a rest day.

Monday Oct 3, 2011 #

Running/Strength 1:30:00 [4]
slept:5.0 weight:168.3lbs shoes: Moccasins

Pre: 76.5
Post:75.6 kg
Moderate 50 minute run, right calf a little tight, not a big deal
Strength: 10 minute abs, 20 min arms and legs

Felt a little powered down, under-fueled, BM was still bad today, perhaps cause of the little up in weight.

Diet was good all day, but cheat: had 3 light beers at dinner. I never do that! Well worth it. Let's see the results tomorrow.

Saturday Oct 1, 2011 #

cycling 6:00:00 [3]
slept:5.0 weight:168.7lbs shoes: men's house sandals

Biked for 6 hours.
Had lunch out : Pork dumplings with salad. Had coffee creamer this morning, and a small little sugary sample at Ikea, three licorice candies. Stomach bloated for the 1st time in 4 days, quite distended.

Also, weight was a little higher today before the ride. BM was not good, I think my store-bought smoked tofu and gouba dinner had something to do with it. Gotta get back on the WF plan, with no small cheats. Also, was

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