Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Training Day

Today's a training day… But I ain't holding no hands, okay? I ain't baby-sitting. You got today and today only to show me who and what you're made of. –Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington)-Training Day the Movie

The Nation’s Triathlon is in 68 days and I am not ready.  So with basically 9 weeks away I am going into training mode.  What does that mean?  First, I need to whip the diet into shape to start losing that 10 pounds to get to my racing weight.  Second, I need to step up my exercise regime aiming for two swims per week, once on the bike, and two runs per week with bricks (triathlon term for a workout that combines any of the two disciplines) as often as possible to knock two workouts out at one time.  Third, I will apply my scientific discipline in planning and tracking these activities.

To get on the right track will also mean that there are several things I will need to stop doing.

  1. No alcohol.  I am a fan of my beers and cocktails, but for the next 9 weeks I should be able to stay off the sauce.
  2. No caffeine.  I am lucky as I already don’t drink coffee, but this will mean no soda as well.  Water should give me what I need.
  3. No bad foods.  Focus my diet on what is good and avoid what is bad.  Most of us know what this is and I will expand on this in a later post.
  4. No work excuses.  My most common excuse is that I work too much or work gets in the way, but discipline at work and with my diet and exercise can overcome that excuse.
  5. No false starts.  My blog and Facebook page will keep me accountable, as I will post my workouts and how I am doing.

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