Chris’s 30 Day Reboot Day 24
Chris’s 30 Day Reboot Day 24. I’m so glad Chris has brought up the topic of injury. As crazy as it seems a good diet can really make your training pay off. 1) You are giving your body the nutrients to rebuild and repair from a workout session 2) Because your body is able to rebuild and repair you can continue training without being sidelined from nagging injuries. Chris continues to throw down a lot of miles every week due in part to his diet. In fact, a great blog from elite runner Nichole Porath talks about how she was breaking down during her high mileage weeks and ending up injured and over-trained, but once she cleaned up her nutrition she was able to run her 100+ miles a week without any of these issues (http://nicholerunning.blogspot.com/p/nutrition.html) When Nichole was writing my work outs for me I would run anywhere from 40-70 miles in a week, and you betcha your butt that when I did that I was hyper focused on getting in good nutrition and the timing of that nutrition. It’s fun to be able to keep training and see the results of that training pay off!
January 24, 2018, 176.9 Pounds
- Heavy training load
- Injuries & recovery
Had a pleasant surprise when I stepped on the scale this morning. Somehow lost 4 pounds since yesterday. Progress in these things is non-linear. It’s like everything else human-based. You have sprints and plateaus. The key is to make sure that you are doing what you need to do today to put yourself in the place you want to be in the future.
Did I really lose 4 pounds overnight? Of course not. It’s probably a combination of water weight and my body catching up from the plateau of last week. I ran a 1:30, fast-finish out and back in the pouring rain later in the day yesterday and I’m guessing that I’m not fully re-hydrated from that.
The internal issues I was having with gas seemed to have sorted themselves out. In terms of intestinal maladies that’s a relatively tame one. I’d rather get that than spend 24 hours on the bathroom floor wishing for a quick death!
I’ve got a big training week with lots of volume. One of the reasons for eating clean is to support this kind of training. If you are staying away from processed and inflammatory foods you will avoid inflammation-based injuries, which are the most common injuries. Think Achilles tendonitis or runner’s knee or piriformis.
A clean diet helps you recover from efforts faster and more completely. You have less inflammation and you are providing your body with the nutrient-dense foods that it needs to rebuild.