Day 69: Train for a 10K or Keep Doing What I’m Doing?
Today, I woke up and weighed myself. Weight is: 81.7Kg. Yesterday I consumed 273 calories below my BMR and did 493 calories of exercise above my BMR. Total deficit is 766 calories.
My current BMR, as determined by my Samsung Health phone app is 1769 calories. If you have been in any way conscious of calories, you will know how little that is when presented with a menu at a fast food restaurant. A Triple Whopper with Cheese is 1220 calories, large fries are 430 calories. One meal at Burger King could encompass nearly my entire meal plan if I was in sustaining mode. Trying to stick in the 1200 calorie range for losing weight is pretty tough. Sucks getting old.
Now to answer the question: Should I train for a 10K or keep doing what I’m doing? I’m going to say, “Don’t train for a 10K.” These are the reasons why:
My objectives (not SMART goals) are to improve my cardio so I can play soccer better and to burn calories (to achieve my true goal), not to run a 10K.
Since I can run almost 19Km a week and spend 30 minutes each session with my heart rate at 80% max, I burn calories and improve my cardio.
Therefore, no need to train specifically for a 10K
So, there you have it. I will keep training as I am. If things change, my training will change.