SF Beer Week is not for the timid. Events, almost 800 in total, spanned the Bay Area from February 6th to the 15th. Twirly and I made it to seven. Not even one percent. I met a few hardened souls who were doing two events a day! And that is barely more than two percent. If you like beer, February is the time to visit the Bay!
On the plus side, I feel I have had my fill of suds for the time being. Back to a rigorous ketogenic diet and strength training. The damage done by my birthday celebrations and Beer Week was 'contained' as well as I could have hoped for:
Wednesday weigh in, February 18th:
- Weight: 195.8 (+0.3 lbs)
- Body fat %: 18.83 (+0.15)
- Ketone level: 0.3 mm
I expected more gains, to be honest. Just as training cycles require rest, I suppose weight loss should abate occasionally too. But then again, I can justify anything I put my mind to.
After the American Canyon 25k, I had some discomfort in my right knee. Likely IT-Band syndrome, I got some A.R.T. from my faithful chiro and took it easy. I had the foresight to schedule a rest week. I ended up with 20. Looking back over my logs, I can see that the week following a race is almost always in the 20-30 mile range. My body does a good job of reigning me in, if I listen. So I'll be adjusting my training plan to allow for less mileage in the week following a race.
Being capable of training through a race without cutting back the mileage so far has been a goal of mine, but I am beginning to realize that these bones will not tolerate that type of load. As long as I keep learning and applying what suits me best, I can handle the truth.
Anyone racing the Inside Trails Chabot 50k this Saturday? I'll be out there holding down the start/finish area. If you see me come say hi. Otherwise, SYOTT.