Not a Fool’s day!
First, a Psychology Today article by Dr Georgia Ede about ALA and LA – the parents of the Omega Fatty acids we need: EPA, DHA, and ARA. We can only convert about 10% of the plant forms, not enough for optimum function.
About my exercise program: Pondering on the “how often to work out?” question has been going on. Part of me wants to jog daily to prove to myself I can do it and that age “is just a number.” That does not seem to be working out, and indeed I know that even younger me needed recovery time. Some of this comes from my belief that we are born to jog after prey, but I wasn’t there so I may be over interpreting.
Recently read Meb Keflezighi’s pretty good book “26 Marathons.” in it he talks about how he had to adjust his training to 1 hard day and 2 easy days for a 9 day cycle, instead of a weekly cycle. I also know from weight training books and my own experience that a longer cycle works pretty well.
So: I plan to lift and run hard one day and slow jog 4 days later, then wait 4 days for the next lift. In other words an 8 day cycle. I will also do the other exercises every 8 days instead of weekly.
Wish me luck.