Sunday, January 17, 2010
I'm at my pre-holiday weight, so that's pretty encouraging. It would be a little nicer if I'd actually lose a pound or two, but I know it'll happen in time, so I'm trying to be patient.
I've started getting warmed up for my triathlon training. I'm debating a few 20 week programs to get ready for my main race in September, so for now I'm just building up some base cardio conditioning. For the last two-weeks (and most of the past year) I've been doing seven hours of cardio each week, and now I need to start increasing that a little bit each week so that I can get to the 11-12 hour per week start time for the training program with out dying.
Fortunately, my body is fine with the seven hours. It's just fitting it into my schedule that is proving to be difficult. So, that's all the more reason to practice fitting it in now, so that when it really matters it'll just be routine.
I've moved a lot of my computer time to BeginnerTriathlete.com, but I'm having trouble letting go of the tracking here at SparkPeople, and I'm not sure why. I track my workouts at work through MobileFit -we have contests at the Y that use the points in that program for water bottles, Tshirts, etc.
I track my workouts at BeginnerTriathlete because it's really set up for what I'm doing - it totals my workouts according to swim, bike, run, strength, etc. and provides bar graphs so that you can see if your training is getting lopsided, etc. Do I really need to do that at SparkPeople too?
Apparently I do.