04 March 2008

So, I been thinking

about my post the other day about needing to make a decision. I've upped my workouts - a lot - and I've really given it some serious thought. It's worth it. I want to be fit and buff more than I want to do triathlons. That truth came to me this morning when I was swimming and it kind of shocked me. As much as I love triathlons, I love being fit and feeling the way I feel when I am more.

I've altered my schedule and am working out twice a day. I've reduced my swimming to twice a week and I'm planning on open water swimming on the weekends. I'm working on getting the biking in. Running has been shelved just temporarily. Losing some weight and strength training will help my running more than actual running at this point. I'm focusing on strength training and cardio intervals. I can already feel the difference.

So there you have it. When I did my first triathlon 3.5 years ago, I was 20 lbs lighter than I am now. I did really well and I think the weight had an awful lot to do with it. My last triathlon sucked, for a lot of reasons, but a large majority had to do with my weight.

That's it.....That's all I have to say.

2 comments:

Expat said...

Swimming in open water is good for health.You should swim 3 times a week. This will make you very fresh and fit.

Zach Hunt said...

I agree the more fit you are before you tackle a triathalon the better off you`ll be.

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