Saturday, June 12, 2021

6:35 to 10:19 p.m.—better than last time

My walking speed improved by quite a bit: I started at Jeongja Station at 6:35 p.m. and finished a few minutes ago at 10:19 p.m. I forgot to take my ibuprofen, so my feet are killing me, and I'm trying to stay off them until the painkiller kicks in. So for 18 kilometers at 224 minutes (3.733 hours), that's an average speed of 4.8 kilometers per hour. In other words, I've already hit my December 31 goal—the speed part, anyway. I had to force myself to do this, but I think the effort was worth it, and I do need to keep testing my limits. 

Of course, I ate only 800-ish calories today, so MyFitnessPal is warning me that I'm not eating enough. No shit. But that's the devil's pact I made when I signed on to the Newcastle Diet. I'm ending today with a caloric deficit of 3,244, which effectively cancels out the previous cheat day, at least mathematically. My caloric deficit for the rest of the week won't be nearly this extreme, but this is reminiscent of what it's like to burn calories while walking to Busan. Will my body finally respond by actually losing weight? We're about to find out, and I'm as curious as you are. My body's resisted going below 118 kg so far, despite weeks of caloric deficits.

I was thinking of trying the walk from Hanam City back to my place, but I don't think I'm quite ready for 25 kilometers yet. Then again, I'm running out of cool nights to work with, so if I don't try Hanam next week, I'm not sure what I'll do. We'll see. I have a plan, but there are portions that I'm making up as I go along.

So that's the news today: the 18-kilometer walk from Bundang to my place took less time than last week, and I appear capable of walking at full speed. (Oh, yeah: I took no breaks today.)


John Mac said...

Impressive. And without a break! Well done. Keep it going!

Daniel said...

I think a few weeks of this new austerity plan will yield some serious weight loss.