Monday, September 9, 2013

Back on track?


Since my last post, I've trained 22 out of a possible 25 days. So that is a massive turn around from what I was doing in June/July. I'm still not totally back on track, I am really struggling to get back into before work workouts, and I have yet to go for a swim, maybe this week, definitely next, and my weight is still massively out of control. But overall I'm showing much more consistency than I've had in a long time.

And as I well know. Consistency is the key.

I have run 4-5 times a week, for about 20km/week for the last 3 weeks. I've also re started training by heart rate. Aiming for zone 2 workouts. This is proving hard to achieve, and i am going slow, and still struggling to keep out of zone 3 by the end of a run. Over the next few weeks the plan is to continue to keep the heart rates down, and increase the running, up to 3-4 hours.week.

I've also had a change of plans for my bike training. I've begun a program, based around indoor trainer workouts which is intended to increase my critical power on the bike. I'm riding 3 times a week on the trainer for about an hour, and once a week outside on the weekend to get some endurance. I'm not sure how good an idea this plan is, or how ideal it is for my training. But I do know that it is very focused, and I feel that I'm working harder than I have before on the bike. So that has to be a good thing.

And finally weight, I'm not sure how bad it is,  will weigh myself tomorrow, but this is the biggest thing holding me back at the moment. I think, I hope, I have had the epiphany I need to get myself back on track. My last weigh in was 115kg... which is disgusting, I was under 95 in December last year. I don't think it's going to be possible to be under 100 for taupo. But the goal has to be to lose as much as possible, this is holding me back, and will continue to do so until I take ownership of the problem again.

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