Ran a 10k (6.2 mile) obstacle race today. Only ran about 4-5 miles every 2-3 days for the last few weeks, and ended up getting 6th overall today. Felt pretty tough. I ran about 47 minutes which is around 7:30 mile pace including the obstacles. Was pretty fun though.
Besides the race been following a pretty strict Peat inspired diet, with a few higher fat days a week. This past weekend was pretty much a free for all though, especially with the amount of food I was eating. I did manage to keep PUFA pretty low though (had lots of pizza).
Although I leaned out a bunch since August, I was feeling pretty shitty and out of it on some days (at around 2700-3000 calories a day). I was peeing a ton also. I think I lost enough fat as I wanted to since the end of "eating for heat," and from now on I plan to just focus on strength. I will keep eating Peat inspired and relatively lower fat, but I will also stop being obsessive about it and I will stop tracking calories daily. I guess I'll end up around 3000 calories a day anyway, but probably a bit more most days.
My goal is to keep getting stronger and avoid putting on unnecessary fat. I don't plan to do any more obstacle races until the spring, so the focus is on strength. I planned out my own program. It's basically a four day split which hits 4 lifts heavy (deadlift, shoulder/bench press, bent over row/hang power clean, and squat), which also touches on other parts of the body each day. I'll try to do sprints and plyometrics once a week (usually on squat day), and broad or vertical jumps once a week. Each day will include some calisthenics (pushups, pullups, chin-ups, dips), some core strength (L-sits, planks, leg raises etc), and some handstand work. Any aerobic work I do will be what I have to for coaching, an odd day that I actually want to, or some sport I want to play.
Hopefully it's not over-training haha. I'll start tomorrow.
Update at end of day. I ended up binge eating to discomfort today, first time in a few months. Probably because I was eating pizza and chocolate earlier in the day, which made me feel like eating ice cream and shit at home. Also, the race probably made me feel like overeating. I probably ate over 4k, maybe close to 5k calories.