For a guy who is supposed to be ramping his training, the last couple of weeks have been tough. Week #1 was the result of work ramping up… Week #2 is the result of a natural impact on my training time as I go into a weekend full of kids. Having the boys all weekend is wonderful… but it makes it a little more challenging to get the workouts in. I usually can manage a ride and a swim… running is a little harder, given I can’t do it at home, or take them with me. So… as you’ll see at the summary near the end of this post, I had a light week of training… especially in the running department. (precisely where I need to train most!)
Other than a light week for training, how did my week go? Well… it seemed to fly by. They all seem to these days. Getting up at 5 (or as close to that as possible). Putting in a workout before catching the 7:00 train into Toronto. Then catching the train home after a long day of work… sometimes doing mindless stuff that just needs to get done, at other times trying to focus on getting the important and strategic things taken care of… that will lead to bigger and netter things in the future.
Finally getting home around 7pm – and shoveling in a dinner before hitting another workout – either at home or at the pool. Finally getting myself cleaned up and into bed no later (ideally) than 11… only to have to do it all again the next day.
Sounds exhausting… and it can be. But it can also be quite energizing… and is nothing unique or unusual for a triathlete crowd. In fact, what I have got on my plate is nothing compared to the folks that are truly committed to the sport!
So this week was, like many that preceded it… a bit of a blur. The week went super fast, and all sorts of things were pushed to the weekend. So when it rolled around, I organized the boys on two days worth of expeditions to run various errands, interspersed with more fun places to go as well… in no particular order, we managed to hit Lee Valley, a motorcycle expo, Mountain Equipment Coop, Ikea, my office, the army surplus store, dinner at the pub, breakfast at a favoured greasy spoon… and more.
Most of the errands were successful… and in fact I’m happy to say that as a result of all the errands I have a (mostly) set up office at work… and have more raw materials for the renovations I am doing on my bathroom (in this case light fixtures I will put up to replace the ones currently in there). I’ll post pics in a few weeks when the project is done (a few weeks! Ha! that’s being optimistic!)
From a nutrition standpoint, I did well this week – until the weekend. I couldn’t resist my nemesis – a bag of chips… Which as good as they tasted, weren’t what I needed. At least I can safely say that I had them, and didn’t enjoy them as much as I’d hoped… so will try to remember that the next time I am tempted! I managed to get as low as 161 lbs this week… but rebounded to 163lbs on Sunday morning when I record the weight for my weekly log. We’ll see what this next week brings.
I will continue the tradition of reporting on key stats for the week.
Base Phase Week 1 -Training (week ending 11/03/2012) –
- Hours training: 6.5 Hrs
- Swim distance: 4,200m
- Bike Distance: 126 kms
- Run Distance: 8 kms
- Weight (Sunday AM): 162.9lbs (-1.3lbs since start of Base)
AgeGroupDiaries Site Statistic (totals to 11/03/2012) –
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