Too much too soon

I was feeling better on Thursday having made it almost 24 hours without the more unpleasant symptoms of stomach flu. My protein heavy dinner had gone down and stayed down without incident, so I resumed my normal diet.

However, I was still feeling really tired and needed an afternoon nap to get through the day. My abdominal muscles were also feeling really battered, but I still felt the need to go to javelin training. It was technical session, which is not usually that intense. If it had been a strength training session in the gym, or a run, I would have skipped it. As well, my first planned competition of the season is now less than a month away and I didn’t feel I could afford to miss a technical skills session.

Unfortunately this was not a great choice. I am not a very good thrower at the best of times but I just couldn’t seem to get it together. I thought I simply wouldn’t throw as far, but my coordination simply wasn’t there either. Coach would ask me to work on a particular aspect of my leg work and it would take me three or four tries to get anywhere close, by which point I was so focused on the legs my upper body technique was all over the place. Very frustrating!

What’s more, not only did I feel really depleted afterwards, but my post workout sandwich (heavy on protein, fat and fibre) resulted in a return of stomach cramps. I found myself sipping apple juice in an attempt to settle my stomach before bed. Clearly a case of too much too soon, for very little gain!

The Score for 23 March:

Calories: Protein: Carbs: Sugars: Fat: Sat Fat: Fibre:  
1855 106.26g 247.74g 90.02g 51.43g 16.42g 30.61g  
23% 53%   25%    
     
Calories burned through exercise: 254      

What I ate:

Time Item Amount Calories Protein Carbs Sugars Fibre Fat Sat Fat Alcohol
08:00 Centrum Multivitamin,  Vitamin E 400IU, Vitamin D 25 µg
Tap water 250mL 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Soft boiled eggs, 2 large 125g 163 15.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 11.25 3.13 0.00
Free From pure oats 50g 171 6.40 30.30 0.60 4.30 2.70 0.50 0.00
made with boiling water 250mL 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tesco mixed frozen fruits 110g 44 0.99 8.69 8.69 2.20 0.22 0.00 0.00
Ground flaxseeds 10g 45 2.21 0.30 0.18 2.37 4.00 0.45 0.00
Black tea 450mL 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
10:00 Twinnings cherry and cinnamon tea 250mL 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
12:15 King Prawn stir fry with carrots, broccoli, peppers, onions, mushrooms, ginger and sweet chilli sauce 285g 157 20.91 21.25 11.36 3.32 1.01 0.44 0.00
topped with cashews 20g 116 3.64 5.38 1.18 0.66 8.78 1.56 0.00
Wai Wai brown rice vermicelli 50g 186 3.40 42.10 0.00 0.95 0.40 0.15 0.00
Green tea 350mL 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Plum 61g 25 0.36 5.28 5.28 0.96 0.06 0.00 0.00
Yakult light milk drink 65mL 27 0.80 8.80 2.90 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
15:45 Natures Path Mesa Sunrise cereal 50g 195 5.00 40.00 6.50 5.00 1.65 0.25 0.00
with skimmed milk 200mL 69 6.80 10.00 10.00 0.00 0.20 0.10 0.00
topped with sliced nectarine 87g 39 1.22 7.83 7.83 1.04 0.09 0.00 0.00
17:00 Javelin training
18:45 Sandwich made with Genius brown sliced gluten free bread, 2 slices, with 74g 185 1.85 33.30 1.78 7.40 4.88 0.37 0.00
Baked chicken breast, 80g 108 25.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.52 0.48 0.00
Tesco extra mature cheddar, 41g 170 10.41 0.04 0.04 0.00 14.31 8.90 0.00
and Baxters Albert’s Victorian chutney 26g 39 0.26 9.15 8.37 0.47 0.08 0.00 0.00
Sliced tomato 96g 18 0.66 2.91 2.91 0.94 0.28 0.09 0.00
21:00 Tesco pressed apple juice 200mL 98 0.60 22.40 22.40 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

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