Gained a Little When Cutting 70 Minutes Off Run Time, But Not Such Bad Results

Day 493

After not spending much time on the scales today, I found myself at 78.7 kg at 9 at night. That is only .1 kg under my current Danger Zone mark of 1.8 kg.

The same thing is happening again today. I am still hungry. There was a time when even 2.5 was okay, particularly during warmer weather and while routinely jogging for 90 minutes. That is not true at this point in time, with something like 1.8 to 2.0 kg of increase during the day resulting in only a breakeven day even after a 90-minute jogging session. I am starting to see possible improvements in run results, but there is not enough of an improvement to change the Danger Zone mark, which I will be keeping at 1.8 kg for now.

Even after increasing to 78.7, I had some more food to get through to bedtime. There was no point in tracking then, so I went to bed without checking. But I increased about 2.0 kg again, and my morning weight showed a 78.4. I had already decided yesterday to jog only 70 minutes. I am sticking to that plan even though it’s likely to end in a weight gain. There is no way to get down to 77.0 with a 70-minute running session. So unless I suddenly go to the bathroom a lot, the final result today will be a weight gain.

77.4 after the run. That is not bad for a 70-minute session. However, I did go to the bathroom and had a small pee before jogging. So the actual amount lost during the session may have been a little less than 77.4 kg. At any rate, this at least gives me a fighting chance to break even today because I have about 2 hours to go until the official daily weigh-in. A small gain on a 70-minute-run day would not be so bad, though, considering my food intake for this daily period. By that, I mean 77.1 or 77.2 would not be so bad. 77.3 or more would be a little disappointing and make me feel pressure to try to recover tomorrow. I don’t want to feel that pressure.

Luckily, I finished the day at 77.2 after going to the bathroom. My weigh-in may have been 30 minutes or so early, but that likely would not have made a difference except maybe .1 kg. So it’s fair to just call it 77.2 and a weight gain today of .2 kg. All things considered, I am not feeling too disappointed because I was able to cut 20 minutes off the run and can now hopefully regroup with a little more body rest than usual and put in a good 90 minutes tomorrow. Cutting out that 20 minutes was definitely more important today than worrying about a small weight gain. Of course, I did not know it would be a small weight gain, which is why it is so important to try to keep up a reasonable diet.

Results Through Day 53

Day 1 – 90 minutes – lost .2 kg – 76.8 to 76.6
Day 2 – 70 minutes – gained .2 kg – 76.6 to 76.8
Day 3 – 64 minutes – gained .2 kg – 76.8 to 77.0
Day 4 – 89 minutes – lost .2 kg – 77.0 to 76.8
Day 5 – 75 minutes – gained .3 kg – 76.8 to 77.1
Day 6 – 90 minutes – gained .5 kg – 77.1 to 77.6
Day 7 – 90 minutes – lost .9 kg – 77.6 to 76.7
Day 8 – 90 minutes – gained 1.5 kg – 76.7 to 78.2 (cheat day)
Day 9 – 90 minutes – lost .1 kg – 78.2 to 78.1
Day 10 – 90 minutes – lost .7 kg – 78.1 to 77.4
Day 11 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 77.4 to 77.6
Day 12 – 90 minutes – lost .4 kg – 77.6 to 77.2
Day 13 – 90 minutes – lost .4 kg – 77.2 to 76.8
Day 14 – 90 minutes – broke even – 76.8 to 76.8
Day 15 – 90 minutes – lost .2 kg – 76.8 to 76.6
Day 16 – 90 minutes – gained .6 kg – 76.8 to 77.2
Day 17 – 90 minutes – lost .2 kg – 77.2 to 77.0
Day 18 – 87 minutes – lost .1 kg – 77.0 to 76.9
Day 19 – 84 minutes – gained .1 kg – 76.9 to 77.0
Day 20 – 0 minutes – gained 1.7 kg – 77.0 to 78.7 (combined cheat day and break day)
Day 21 – 88 minutes – broke even – 78.7 to 78.7 (odd cheat where I actually broke even)
Day 22 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 78.7 to 78.9 (partial cheat day)
Day 23 – 90 minutes – lost .6 kg – 78.9 to 78.3
Day 24 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 78.3 to 78.5
Day 25 – 0 minutes – lost .2 kg – 78.5 to 78.3 (break day)
Day 26 – 90 minutes – lost .4 kg – 78.3 to 77.9
Day 27 – 0 minutes – gained 1.6 kg – 77.9 to 79.5 (cheat day and break day combined)
Days 28 and 29 combined – 0 minutes – gained .3 kg – 79.5 to 79.8 (one cheat day, one partial cheat day, and 2 break days)
Day 30 – 90 minutes – lost 1.3 kg – 79.8 to 78.5
Day 31 – 0 minutes – gained .3 kg – 78.5 to 78.8 (break day)
Day 32 – 89 minutes – lost .6 kg – 78.8 to 78.2
Day 33 – 90 minutes – broke even – 78.2 to 78.2
Day 34 – 90 minutes – lost .8 kg – 78.2 to 77.4
Day 35 – 90 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
Day 36 – 90 minutes – lost .5 kg – 77.7 to 77.2
Day 37 – 80 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.2 to 77.5
Day 38 – 90 minutes – gained .1 kg – 77.5 to 77.6
Day 39 – 90 minutes – lost .3 kg – 77.6 to 77.3
Day 40 – 90 minutes – lost .1 kg – 77.3 to 77.2
Day 41 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 77.2 to 77.4
Day 42 – 60 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
Day 43 – 87 minutes – lost .3 kg – 77.7 to 77.4
Day 44 – 90 minutes – gained .8 kg – 77.4 to 78.2
Day 45 – 90 minutes – lost .8 kg – 78.2 to 77.4
Day 46 – 50 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
Day 47 – 86 minutes – lost .5 kg – 77.7 to 77.2
Day 48 – 90 minutes – lost .6 kg – 77.2 to 76.6
Day 49 – 86 minutes – gained .1 kg – 76.6 to 76.7
Day 50 – 89 minutes – gained .3 kg – 76.7 to 77.0
Day 51 – 90 minutes – broke even – 77.0 to 77.0
Day 52 – 90 minutes – broke even – 77.0 to 77.0
Day 53 – 70 minutes – gained .2 kg – 77.0 to 77.2
gained .4 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 846
4054 minutes total
average run time – 76 minutes (rounded down)

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