|This photo does not relate to this entry at all|
It also applies to my triathlon training. I have a lot of hopes for my 2011 training season but until I make a plan that is all it is, just 'hope' and hope is not a plan. Got that?
So I am creating my plan for 2011. It includes tasks, which are training and races, resources, which are me, my coach, my training centre Millcroft, my nutritionist and effort, my boss would be proud!! I bet I could even put this all into MS project but that software doesn't work for me at the best of times! (yes I'm a project manager).
For coaching I have Nancy, she provides me with my training plan and 24x7 support. I'm not kidding, she emails me at 5am to check on me!
For training plans I have Nancy and the group training for the half iron. This will include group sessions for endurance rides and runs, plus I have Fran and John for those as well. There are also group training spin classes, bootcamps and yoga. Yes I’m going to do yoga if it kills me and it just might, I don’t bend that way.. yet. For tracking I will be using Daily Mile because I can sync my Garmin data and there are other bloggers and tweeters there for motivation.
For nutrition I have Georgie and I start in earnest Jan 2 using the meal plans she has provided plus I have her awesome cookbook Dig In. She follows Precision Nutrition, this is where I met her origially and I find these principles a healthy way to eat and I feel excellent when I am on track, full of energy and not bloated at all. I will be tracking my nutrition at Daily Burn, they have a compatible iPhone app for me to use on the go as well. It costs money but it's less than $10 per month and it has lots of features and the interface is pretty… pretty is very important to me. Rather than focus on how many calories I'm eating per day I'm going to take some advice that I have received from a few and just focus on ensuring I have a calorie deficit every day. I think my BMR is around 1400. If I want to eat more, just means I have to workout more, end of.
For motivation I have my blog, your blogs and twitter and facebook, although I'm sure the facebookers are sick of me posting triathlon training stuff there. I have real life training friends through Millcroft, Nancy and my mommies in motion group.
I am going to do clean eating for a few months starting Jan 2. I typically go on the wagon at the beginning of the year for a few months, this will help me take the weight off, in fact with all this training and no drinking if the weight doesn't come off I may just lop it off myself… with a knife.
That's all I got.