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03-14-2011, 10:19 AM
Welcome to my training log!
I've made this to keep myself motivated to train for endurance sports.
My goals are to compete in my first sprint length Triathlon on June 25th, and eventually compete in an Ironman in 2012 or 13.
I started training at the beginning of March. My background is pretty bad cardio wise. I started working out in July 2010 and have done little cardio all winter, just lifting 4-5x a week.
I'd like to maintain some muscle mass while training, so I will keep up with resistance training 2-3x a week. Other than that its run, bike, swim as much as possible!
03-14-2011, 10:27 AM
Some races I will be entering in 2011:
- Mississauga 10k May 14th
- Muskoka sprint triathlon June 25th (750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run)
- Wasaga beach Olympic triathlon September 10 (1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run)
My cardio is still pretty bad IMO, especially swimming. I haven't swam much in my life!
- run 3x week (1/3 of the way through couch-to-10k program)
- swim 4x week (pool, just trying to get front crawl technique and endurance down)
- lift 2-3x week / exercise bike after
Not too worried about the cycling part, cant cycle outside yet anyways and its my strongest part by far.
AM - run/walk 5.77km (52 mins)
PM - later will swim 550m at pool
03-15-2011, 10:07 AM
Well got in the 550m swim last night, but had a massive headache before i started and was dying in the pool. Many stops/rests. Ate like crap 1hr before swim: some whole grain corn chips with salsa / cottage cheese, 3 chocolate chip cookies, handful of ketchup chips. I eat too much junk food lately, probably because of all the training it is making me crave carbs and i give into easy to prep food.
So nutrition has to get better for sure!
I'm getting some shin splints on the inside of my ankles/shins. Not too pleasant. Still able to train 100% though for now
Lifting chest/shoulders/tris tonight + prob 20 mins on stationary bike after
03-21-2011, 08:12 AM
Been slacking a bit on the training. But have been playing hockey quite a bit, every other day. Bought new goal pads and been getting back into playing net, its a pretty good workout, more HIIT than LISS, short bursts of fast movement. Need to up the flexibility though i can barely touch my toes!
Ran yesterday...shin splints still there. Not as bad as last week though. Done 4 weeks of couch-to-10k now.
My swimming still sucks and its the biggest thing I need to work on. Going to spend alot of time up north this summer doing open swims in the lake, and prob doing some bricks with my mountain bike after on the dirt and gravel roads.
As for lifting...I might go back to something simple like starting strength. It would be easier to do a 2 day A + B workout. Keep some strength but still focus on cardio.
Tonight I'm going to hit the gym after work and lift + bike. Prob do back/traps/bis as my last workout was chest/shoulders/tris on...tueday? Wow thats too long between lifting sessions.
Then 25-30 mins on the bike after, maybe do a quick brick with a 1k run after the bike.
04-04-2011, 11:55 AM
Good luck with the tri training.
My best advise for swimming is about your body position. Keep you head in line with your body and roll to the side to breathe. Don't use your kick for propulsion, use it for keeping your legs close to the surface.
Basically, if you tilt your head back to breathe it will push your feet down, making tons of drag and slowing you down a lot.