Saturday, January 2, 2010

Here we go!

Today is Jan 2 so of course that means I'm starting!  My Try-a-Tri training (run/bike/swim) doesn't start til tomorrow but today I have a session with my trainer which basically means all sorts of pain and loads of calories burned.  My weekly schedule is basically the same week to week with a few changes based on the program for Triathlon for Dummies, it looks like this.

Sunday - Swim and run 20 minutes
Monday - Weights
Tuesday - Bike 35 minutes
Wednesday - Run 20 minutes
Thursday - Swim and run 20 minutes
Friday - Off
Saturday - Bike 35 minutes and weights 50 minutes

Some weeks have bike/run brick workouts but for the first few weeks those aren't too long. My running needs some serious work, I haven't run in ages so I'll be walk/running to start.  Well I don't really 'run', I more plod along but hey I'm moving and I do know it will get better as the weeks pass.  Things get better but rarely easier.  I may put off the swimming until next month because I am cancelling my Goodlife membership today but it won't run out for 30 days so I will join the Y when the 30 days are up.  In the meantime I can swim with my friend at her building but not necessarily as per my schedule but I'll do what I can.

As for diet, I'm hoping for 1200 -1300 calories a day before fish oil.  For the first 4 weeks I'm going to load up on the fish oil, 2tbsp daily, to help with fat loss and go easy on carbs.  I'll follow the principles I learned in PNLE, reassess and adjust based on how I feel.  If you look at my program there isn't a need to increase carb intake anymore than what is in my nutrition plan now unless I start to feel really sluggish.

Today is going to be a super busy day.. meeting a buddy (ex-coworker) at the mall, then to Goodlife to cancel my membership, then meet P&D to go buy Yoga pants, I hear they are $17 at Old Navy, then a session with my trainer, then off to buy a swimsuit and possibly meet my friend Mike from California for a coffee.  Sitting on the couch in the evenings is not good because I eat eat eat so I might go see a movie tonight, Blindside or It's Complicated.

Now I have to finish my coffee, go make a shake, take my vitamins and fish oil, shower, and find my heart rate monitor.

3 comments:

Rodney said...

Looks like a great program to get you on your way! Good luck! As a fellow newbie I found this to be a good resource as well.

http://beginnertriathlete.com/cms/article-detail.asp?articleid=1918

She said I need a goal said...

Hi Rodney, thanks for the link. Reading your posts about Muskoka has me scared, thankfully I'm only doing a sprint.

Buy PGX said...

The program looks good, though you need more carbohydrates to fuel up for the marathon.