Follow-up on Maffetone Training and No Grains and No Sugars (#NSNG)
Again, I know that it’s been a while since I’ve written, so I want to report on what I’ve been up to.
First, I have been really dialed into my Maffetone Heart Rate Zone. Since I’m 50, my maximum aerobic heart rate is 130. My range would be 120 – 130. This zone is based on the information that is provided in Dr. Phillip Maffetone’s book, “The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing.”
Anyway, I figured out that I was training with my heart rate 5 beats a minute to high. So I lowered it from 135 to 130. I did this starting on Saturday, and I will do this for at least 8 weeks before I do another MAF Test to see what my improvements are. I should notice something as I continue to train for the next 8 weeks. But I want to see what the numbers are. So in 8 weeks, I will post what if any improvements that I have made following the training program.
I also wanted to update you on my change to no sugars and no grains. I started this the week before I ran the Rock n Roll Pasadena Half Marathon, which was the 10th of February. In fact, I ran the race sugar and grain free … that’s right, NO CARB LOADING.
Anyway, I wanted to provide you with an update. I’m now on my 5th week of no sugars and no grains. And I’m down 22 lbs … No counting calories, no keeping track of food … and best of all, no starving.
I’m actually featured on a podcast. http://www.vinnietortorich.com/ Go and listen to episode 106.
At any rate, I will post more tomorrow on the no sugars and no grains! But it’s the way to go …