Back to Counting Blocks

Posted by brianpcf
Oct 10 2008

So the Endurance Cert motivated me to get back on the Zone bandwagon. I’m not doing Zone as Rx’d, but rather Robb Wolf’s version the he explains in “42 Ways to Skin the Zone“.

So Zone block goals for the next two weeks will be:

20 blocks Protein

14 blocks Carbs

20 blocks Fat

I’ll also try to keep it to one large coffee a day (no cream or sugar obviously).

Since mid-July I’ve gone from 215 lbs to 207 lbs and as of this morning to 219 lbs. That’s a lot of fluctuation in two months. That combined with the lack of sleep and high stress (relatively) of opening the box and working full time has seen my performance dip dramatically.

I still hit a sub-5 Fran (4:58) last month for a PR and was hitting several PRs prior to that, but have felt real run down lately and have had several nagging injuries re-flare up.

So figuring out my optimal nutrition (all within fairly good Paleo guidelines as well), trying to concentrate on getting sufficient sleep, and also heading to the chiropracter again on Thursday after about a year hiatus.

So to begin the Zone block counting (and now the pic will come together for you…)

Meal 1: 0830

5 Blocks Protein – 3 eggs, 6 slices bacon, very little cheese

0 Blocks Carbs –

5 Blocks Fat – 15 almonds

1 large coffee

Notes: Felt fine after this, not tired at all – but no carbs at all, so that’s probably a factor.

Meal 2: 1200

5 Blocks Protein – eggs, tuna

3 Blocks Carbs – Spinach, onion, pepper, cucumber, chick peas

5 Blocks Fat – 1 2/3 tsp olive oil

Notes: Felt pretty groggy. Not like “I have to pass out now” groggy, but pretty tired and slow.

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