Monday, December 7, 2015

The next goal?

After a hiatus of a couple months, I am ready to track my current goal.

I have been working through the Jamie Eason Live Fit program and am getting close to finishing Phase 2. I'm feeling pretty strong but getting frustrated with the scale because I can't budge from 129 pounds right now. I've read a lot of reviews on this program and a lot of people feel "fluffy" through phase 2 because of the muscle growth. Phase 3 will start in about 2 weeks which is when I add a bunch of HIIT cardio to shed down the fat.

This week I am trying to keep the calories right at 1700/day to lose a little bit of bloat leading up to Christmas break.

I weighed in on Saturday at 129.8 pounds, I'd like to be in 128's this Saturday. I'm not trying to lose "weight" right now, as I'm trying to build some muscle, I just don't want to go up super fast.

I'll track my meals for the next week to keep myself accountable.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Rigby Lake Triathlon Video!

Check out my slideshow I made from the Rigby Lake race:




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Friday, July 10, 2015

Triathlon Goals!

I am going off my times from the last triathlon for comparison and new goals.


Renting a $350 wetsuit for $10 - Can't get better than that!


Swim

2012 - 31 minutes.
In the ocean with some surf, no wetsuit, first open water mass start. Freaked out a little, no training.

2015 Goal - 25-26 minutes.
In a lake, so surf, full wetsuit, wave starts, actually trained this time!

Bike

2012 - 1:18 (18.8 mph)
I amazed myself. I felt great, didn't want it to end, not sure if I can improve.

2015 - 1:15-1:18 (18.8-19.6 mph)
I have a fitted tri bike this time, but I haven't trained as much and really don't know what to expect. Hope I can hold the same pace as last time.

Run

2012 - 1:02
Had to pee the whole time, I was pretty hot, and legs were wiped.

2015 - 1:00
Can't control the bathroom part, but I'm hoping with the different bike my legs won't be so tired and I can run faster.

2012 total time - 2:55
2015 goal time - 2:48

That being said, I'll be happy with anything under 3 hours. :)

Thursday, July 9, 2015

T minus 2 days...

My first triathlon in three years is on Saturday. I know, I can't believe it either. I can't believe it's been 3 years since I raced a triathlon!

I'm feeling pretty good about my training, as difficult as it's been the last few months. I am taking 6 credits of business classes in addition to teaching an online class. I have been completely swamped! I haven't spent as much time on the bike as I've wanted to, so if my bike time suffers, I won't be completely surprised. My swimming has been going well, I'm hopeful that I will be able to easily cut 3-4 minutes off my swim time, gunning for about 5, though.

The coolest thing I've had done is I got a professional fit on my tri bike and I am amazed at how much more comfortable it is to ride. I'm hoping my legs won't feel as wasted so perhaps I can drop a minute or two off the run.

I'm currently at 124.0 pounds. I'm happy with that for now, but hoping to drop another 3-ish pounds before the next race in August.

Getting excited!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Am I doing too much?



This is the question of the day. I mention it because when I told my dad I was always sore and tired, he told me I was overtraining.

That being said, I'm not sure what to cut out to fit in my workouts. I run 3 days a week. I swim two days a week. I need to bike at least 3 days a week. I also like going to my turbo kick class and I try to lift weights 3-4 times a week.

Too much? I only have 6 weeks before triathlon #1 and I really want to hit the bike pretty hard between now and then.

I would also like to lose about 6 pounds before then.

So many goals, not enough time.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Triathlon Training - 6 weeks to go!

I'm only a mere 6 weeks away from my first triathlon of the season!!!! Yikes! Time to get super serious about my biking and swimming - those are the two I think I can improve the most.

Here is my training for this coming week:

Monday - Run intervals (blah). Total of around 6-7 miles.
                 Bike 60-70 minutes.
                 Lift weights.

Tuesday - Swim 300 Warm up, 10x200's pull @ :20, 300 Cool down = 2500 yards
                 Turbo Kick - 1 hour
                 Bike 50 minutes
                 Weights

Wed -    Run 6 miles around 9:20 pace
              Bike 70 minutes
              weights

Thurs -  Swim 200 Warm, 2x50 drill, 4x50 build, 6x300's hard @ :30, 200 Cool = 2500 yards
              Turbo Kick - 1 hour
              Bike 50 minutes
              weights

Friday -  Run 8 miles at 9:10-9:25 pace
                weights

Saturday - Bike 40 miles

I am going to be completely dead if I don't get some serious sleep this week!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

IIFYM Challenge, Last full day

Friday morning weight - 128.0

That's a little better! I'm pretty sure I'll be in the 127's tomorrow which is a nice starting point for the next 2 weeks to shed down to a good racing weight.

Breakfast - Quaker Protein oatmeal

Lunch - Tilapia, green beans, golden grahams with milk

Snack - cottage cheese and grapes

Dinner - Tilapia, green beans, magnum ice cream bar, and some fudge. :)

Not doing any workouts today to rest my muscles for tomorrow's relay. I'm running a total of around 10 miles in two different legs. I'm hoping to hold somewhere in the 8's for the entire thing.

Then to rest up for my massive week of training next week! I'm planning on going really heavy on the bike and weights next week. Schedule coming up.