Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Race Schedule, 2014

Today my coach and I planned out my triathlon schedule for 2014.

So far, I'm signed up for:
 Boulder Sprint, June 1st
 Boulder Peak (Olympic Distance), July 13th
 Harvest Moon Long Course (1/2 Ironman Distance), September 7th

She also wants me to do a few running races, and possibly one more tri.

This shit is getting real!


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Swim, Bike, Run, Repeat

It's the off season for triathlon, which means most triathletes take a little time off from training and let their bodies rest and recover from the season.  Since I didn't have a "season" this past year, my Coach isn't giving me an off season.

As the title of this post suggests, I have been biking twice a week, swimming twice a week and running twice a week.  My only off day is Friday, that's when me and the little lady do something fun like go to the aquarium (My gym has daycare, and she loves it).

Some stats:

I've been averaging 50 miles a week on the bike, 2.5 miles in the pool, and about 8-9 miles running.

These numbers will obviously go up the further into the training I get, but the important thing is that I'm injury free.  When I first started racing, I was constantly plagued by calf injuries, which would set me back on my running.  Thanks to our careful build up, I am running pain and injury free (knock on wood).

I've actually gained a few pounds, but I have dropped in pants size from a 38 to a 34, and the 34s are fairly loose.  I can definitely notice definition in my arms, legs and well as a skinnier face and more double chin!

My goal weight that I'm shooting for is 185, based upon my ideal weight for my height and body comp.
I expect some weight to come off once the run miles gets higher.....thinking about doing a modified atkins to help kick start the fat loss.

Thanks for reading, and have a happy holiday season!