I think I am finally getting a handle of how the movign target of energy works. This is huge, this is just a hypothesis at this point, will test and confirm later.
So Observation number one: My energy or how easy I tire is a moving target from day to day. No matter how much I rest, I have to accomodate to that day limits, no matter how much progress I have made. So first thing Is I have is a general messure and General guidelines as follow:
When I wake up: How easy I can brush my teeth, shower and go up the stairs once.
If I tire by brushing my theeth that is like a 30% energy level for me.
Tire by shower I am in a 20%.
Tire by going up the stairs: if I am completely tired that puts me at 40%, A little tired only means I am at 60%. When I dont even feel it, I know I have a 80% day. I at this point know by the end of a flight of stairs I position myself between 50% to 80%, sometimes I forget soemething and I go up the stairs 2 or 3 times if I don't feel it then I know I am in the 90s%. Also when I am in the 80s and up I dont dread things like If I have to go and get soemthig without thinking about it or thinking Oh crap, then I know I am in my high fucntional target.
When I am in my 80s% and up, I can go to the gym, take it easy and do 1h excercise w no payout. IF I KEEP my HR UNDER 115 to 120. My AT does not move, is how much I have to do to get there is what changes. This is the key. To monitor HR all the time while excercising.
Ok so If I had some issues going up a flight of stairs and I say ok I am at a 70%, I only walk in increments of 10min or 20min, this helps to keep pain at bay, so I have to walk.
If I have issues like 50 to 60% I work with feet up all day. I do not even walk that day and avoid EVERY other activity (cook, dress up, elaborated hair.....).
If under 50% I try to work from home and take naps for lunch. Because the AT will be reach so easy I have to start tracking HR so I dont exeed AT by just having lunch for example, I do as much liquid foods as possible. Load on pedialyte and rest until I get out. Sometimes advil helps to get out of crash. But mainly for me is pedyalite (electrolyte) what gets me out.
I am extreme, I can be one day 50% next 90% back to 20%. I know peple say is bad envelope management but for me I think is an inflamation process, I can tell because I feel and hurt on colon and I get spine/head burning and as soon as I do advil I am miracuously out. Now I need to find out what causes the inflamation. But that us another project
Please post ur experiences if you have any other observations so I can try different stuff.
Excercise / Energy envelope Observations
Blog entry posted by lnester7, May 21, 2013.