Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Sunday Report

Here are the numbers...have I mentioned lately how much I am enjoying my training???  Loving it, loving it!!!  I love having a plan and a purpose.  I should do this with more areas of my life.  Is there such a thing as a parenting coach?

Anyway...I are the numbers:

Swim:  1h 30m 4000 yds
Bike:  2h 20m 6s 35.91 mi
Run:  1h 45m 29s 10.72 mi
Strength: 1h

Total:  6h 35m 35s

I had a great run today...I really feel these changes starting to happen.  I hardly even have to think about a forefoot strike anymore, and all of my runs were outside this week, so I didn't even get to refresh the feeling in the Vibrams.  (I am going to make sure I get at least one barefoot run in this week...I did miss running barefoot and was even contemplating running outside with the VFFs on, but then I chickened out...way too cold to even try.)

I just checked my schedule for next week, and I have a swim test on Thursday.  I'm super excited about that because it means I get to start laying down numbers that I can improve upon.  Coach Mary also has me doing some drills on the bike which is great for me.  I really think I have a lot more potential on the bike, and this is the way to access it!

So, I read a few days ago that pro triathletes typically gain about 10 pounds during the off-season.  When I read that I felt so great because finally there is an area of my life where I can match the pros!! No, really, maybe it wasn't quite 10 pounds, but enough is enough!!  Tomorrow I am back to my nutrition challenge with a couple of changes.  Here are the guidelines if you want to join me:
  • 1 point for 4 veggies
  • 1 point for 3 fruits
  • 1 point for 80 oz. of water
  • 1 point for not splurging/overeating
This means you can earn up to 28 points during the week.  I'm shooting for 25.  If I can get 25 or more 4 weeks in a row, I will reward myself with something that isn't food.  I don't really need much in the way of training stuff  these days, so I'm not sure what my reward will be yet.  I've been exploring the world of raw food the past few weeks, and I'm thinking I might like to have a food dehydrator.  Maybe that will be my reward.  I'll keep you posted on that.

I'm going to restrict weighing myself for one more week because I just don't want to get too freaked out.  I know where I should be, and I think a week without sugar will get me to my comfortable weight...hopefully.

Thanks for reading....have a great week and happy training!!


  1. Plans are awesome aren't they!! Way to go on a solid week! Keep up the great work. The fluctuating weight of a triathlete is I think one of the toughest parts of the sports!

  2. Good luck with the next food challenge....I found the cacao nibs in Wegman's for when you're back on sugar!


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