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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- No false starts. My blog and Facebook page will keep me accountable, as I will post my workouts and how I am doing.