To say it is frustrating is an understatement, because no matter what happens, try to tell someone you have "tried everything" and watch the look of doubt that immediately shrouds their eyes. Weather they mean it to or not. A good friend of mine whom I haven't seen for some time told me the other day that they have lost almost seventy pounds in the last six months because of giving up soda and eating healthier. That makes me very happy. It also reminds me of my own struggles. Sooner or later I will figure it out and I have faith in my eating and my coach. I believe that all this Zone 2 business will help my body learn how to burn fat as its primary fuel source and that may help. I am open to sponsorship donations in case any physicians/labs in the L.A. area would like to donate some free blood testing.
Today I am on a rest day. However I am still supposed to do an active recovery swim. Active Recovery is a light workout that raises the heart rate for a short period of time. Say 15-30 minutes. At least that's my understanding of it. I'm to swim for 40-45 minutes.
My ankle feels better today but it is not ready for any running. My workout log for the week has several runs scheduled so I contacted Chris Hauth and he told me to replace the running with easy rides. Well I'm off to complete my active recovery swim and then probably hit the hot tub.