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Re: FormicaL's derby improvement log

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:17 am
by FormicaLinoleum
I'm cycling to work regularly, but that's all I'm doing exercise-wise right now. I'll return to skating and our formal off-skates sessions at the beginning of September. I'll do some basic strength stuff at home soon, but won't be using much weight at all until I'm confident my knee can take it. It's also been about a month and a half off from doing any sort of weight training, so I'll have to build back up.

My 40th birthday is less than a week from now, so I'm in the last few days of my 30s!

Re: FormicaL's derby improvement log

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:31 am
by FormicaLinoleum
Finally back to skating! Had my first practice yesterday. My knee held up. It ached a little bit, but nothing major at all. No off-skates training tonight; it's been canceled as we have a big big bout tonight--Team USA is coming over and playing our A travel team and Team England. I'm not skating, but am working the bout.

I am now 40!

Sun 2 Sept 2012
3 hour derby practice

Re: FormicaL's derby improvement log

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:25 pm
by kallefs
[quote="FormicaLinoleum"]I am now 40!

Well done! :)

Congrats.

Re: FormicaL's derby improvement log

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:35 am
by FormicaLinoleum
Haha--thanks!

I have been skating. My knee has got progressively more achey as time has gone on and I skipped practice yesterday because of it, but I'm hoping it was especially achey because bouts are especially tough, and that practices won't be too too hard on it.

Tues 4 Sept 2012
Cycled home to work to practice to home
2-hour derby practice

Thurs 6 Sept 2012
2-hour derby practice

Sat 8 Sept 2012
Played in a bout in Nottingham (we won)

Should have gone to 2 hours of practice yesterday but skipped it. I did take a little walk, but even that made my knee hurt. Iced it for a while in the afternoon.

Tonight I am going to off-skates training for the first time in nearly 2 months. I'm definitely going to have to take it easy as it's been so long and my knee is still hurting a bit, but I want to get back to doing at least some strength training.

Re: FormicaL's derby improvement log

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:44 am
by FormicaLinoleum
My knee is still not 100%, but I'm doing what I can. It's not terribly painful either.

Mon 24 Sept 2012
2-hour off skates training

Tues 25 Sept 2012
2-hour derby practice

Monday was my first off-skates session in about 2 months, and I am now SO SORE. I literally can barely walk. I'm working at home because I don't think I can manage going up and down the stairs at my office.

Re: FormicaL's derby improvement log

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:45 am
by FormicaLinoleum
My soreness lasted all the way to Friday. Wednesday was really horrible. I'm finally recovered, and I'll be off to do it all over again tonight. I hope the soreness isn't as bad this week, as I have a bout on Saturday, so need to be able to train properly at practice on Tues and Thurs.

I did go to practice this past Thurs.

I am now going to try to get my eating in line. My October habit commitment is to log everything I eat. I'm not going to post all my food here, but am going to post my daily calorie total and macro breakdowns. I'm hoping that having to log things will encourage me to make better choices.

As for derby and the topic of this log, I'm feeling a massive lack of motivation right now. Well, ever since I was removed from the A team and then injured my knee I really haven't been feeling it. I'm going through the motions right now and hoping a spark comes back. This past weekend was the regional playoff for our league. Our team finished 4th, which is quite good given that we went in seeded 6th. But the top three go through to championships, which means we didn't make it through this time. Personally, I don't expect to make it back onto the A team soon, as we have a returning skater who'll definitely be placed on and some promising transfers. I'm focusing just on trying to improve my own skills without worrying about how I'm assessed by others (e.g., selection committee). But I am struggling to find the motivation for this.

Re: FormicaL's derby improvement log

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:32 pm
by FormicaLinoleum
Mon 1 Oct 2012

Food
Cal: 1,506
C: 248g / 67%
P: 64g / 16%
F: 28g / 17%

That's not too bad, though would prefer a bit more protein. I'm keeping calories quite low because I'm not doing any exercise today. I'd otherwise eat a fair bit more. 1500 calories isn't much food!

Apparently, I get huge amounts of Vitamin K.

Exercise
Opted not to go to off-skates training this week so that I'm not too sore to train properly in the run up to Saturday's bout. I don't like the idea of taking the day off when I'm just coming back (next week's DOMS will be that much worse!) but I think the bout is more important.

Re: FormicaL's derby improvement log

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:24 am
by FormicaLinoleum
Tues 2 Oct 2012

Food
Cal: 2,038
C: 310g / 60%
P: 112g / 20%
F: 45g / 20%

That macro breakdown is pretty much exactly what I'm aiming for!

Exercise
Cycled to and from practice (about 1hr total)
2 hours derby practice, scrimmaging

Re: FormicaL's derby improvement log

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:06 pm
by FormicaLinoleum
Wed 3 Oct 2012

Food
Cal: 1,588
C: 229g / 57%
P: 87g / 20%
F: 42g / 23%

Exercise
None

Re: FormicaL's derby improvement log

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:59 am
by FormicaLinoleum
Work conference on Friday and traveling for a bout on Saturday meant eating on the road. I don't know how to enter items from restaurants/not made by me. I think even my best guess would be pretty far off.

Monday I went to my 2-hour off-skates training. I'm feeling a bit sore now, but nothing compared to how I felt the last time I went. I can actually walk pretty normally.

Tues 9 Oct 2012

Food
Cal: 1,828 (a little short given exercise for the day)
C: 258g / 57%
P: 115g / 24%
F: 40g / 19%

Exercise
Cycled to home to work to practice to home (little over an hour total)
2-hour derby practice