When I started this current 5-day time matching test, my main hope was to be able to reduce my 90-minute runs to something less than that on at least some days. That didn’t mean every day. But if I could run an hour or 45 minutes on 3 or 4 days, that would be great. So far, I have been able to run 60 minutes on 2 out of 3 days. And I have maintained my weight and actually have lost .1 kg.
For Day 256, I have probably eaten a little too much, as my weight was up to about 77.6 by the time I finished eating all meals and snacks for the day. Unless I drop a substantial amount overnight (meaning more than 1.0 kg), then my run will probably have to be at least 75 minutes and maybe 90. In fact, unless it is about 76.4 or less, I’ll be forced to do a 90-minute jogging session. This is because a 90-minute run might get me about 1.1 kg (could be a little more or less). If it is 76.2, then I can do a 75-minute run. Only if it is 76.1 will I be able to do a 60-minute run.
At bedtime, I had risen to a disappointing 77.4 kg, which was down slightly from a high of about 77.6. Then, things did get better overnight. I woke up and went to the bathroom and had dropped to about 76.5 kg. And that was around 4 hours before the official weigh-in. The situation was not yet clear enough to decide how long to run. But 75 minutes was looking like a possibility, with an outside chance of 60 minutes. I am actually writing this at 8 in the morning and will run around 9:30 to 10. That is when the final decision will be made on how long I need to run.
Some people might not like weighing in as much as I do. But as you can see from this 5-day experiment, weighing in can actually give you the data necessary to tell you when you can EXERCISE LESS. I would think that’s a pretty good incentive to use Pentamize tracking on a daily basis unless you just love exercising to the max all the time.
I had a decent result with my 60-minute run, losing .7 kg and dropping from about 76.1 to 75.4. That meant that I had a small weight increase of only .1 kg today.
For the 4 days of this test, I have lost .1 kg, making me almost exactly at the breakeven point of 75.5 kg. The following are the daily results:
1. lost .1 kg with 90-minute run
2. gained .1 kg with 60-minute run
3. lost .2 kg with 60-minute run
4. gained .1 kg with 60-minute run
With one day left in this test, all I have to do is either break even on Day 5 or at least not gain more than .1 kg. It will then be a big success, particularly because I have managed to reduce my running sessions from 90 to 60 minutes on 3 of the first 4 days.