- Go for wholemeal options
- Increase carbohydrate content as you increase your training
- You need a variety of protein sources. Increasingly important as training volume increases
- Sparing consumption of saturated fatty foods. Swap for healthy essential fat options
- Introduce more fruit and veg to your daily intake. Fresh and raw is the best. Think of ways to do this e.g. sandwich fillers, snacks, bowl of nuts, side portions, etc.
- 2 litres of water per day - check you are drinking enough
I need to give this a lot of thought and a lot of planning.
The next day, Tuesday, was probably the most pleasant weather we've seen on Tiree in two months. The day was crisp and bright. So at lunchtime I took myself down to Crossapol beach for a 20 minute non-stop jog. It went very well. I kept to a very slow pace and purposely kept myself well within my former capabilities with the help of my heart rate monitor.
Of course today, Wednesday, I could hardly walk. In fact I had difficult coming down the stairs this morning. And this on the day when I was receiving several VIPs from my Council department.
Somehow I got through today and hopefully tomorrow I'll feel strong enough to really get in to my resistance exercises. impossible today.
Will tells me that it won't take me long to get back in shape. It certainly won't be a case of 'starting all over again'. And I'm actually enjoying investigating all the dietary advice he's given me.
Tonight it is rainy and windy again. I bought some new lights for Bikey. Bikey, modelled for you above by Joanne, is Brigitte's cousin. He's bigger and heavier and just the thing for winter riding. The front light has 5 LEDs and will scorch the eyes out of your head if you try looking directly into it.
I couldn't get the rear red light to work so decided to get out the screwdriver and use a little of the old Scott ingenuity to get it working. And broke it of course.
Another intense day at work coming up tomorrow. Please, please, let the weather clear a little soon. I've resigned myself to the idea that I have to go out and do some night riding but I need this weather to improve a little first of all.
By the way, Will has given me permission to reprint the 'Island Inspirations' articles here on the blog. Hopefully I will have this next time. Also I'll be telling you how the kids at Tiree High School will be monitoring.
That's going to make you laugh.