An NFL player? An Ultimate Fighter?
No, it's me.
I'm up 20 pounds from my 'race weight' (I've never used that term before) in May 07. Too many Vegan Treats? Too much reading/internet and not riding?
The result of my weight gain is actually the result of taking my training a little more seriously. Here are a few explanations:
- Last year I was pretty fit by March. A fast double and a marathon on the first weekend (write-up here) and some good events in April and May. I had trouble keeping my fitness up for Norseman and PBP in August and by September I was done. That's why I backed out of doing the Furnace Creek 508 in October.
- I've been hitting the weights pretty hard, three or four times a week. An Olympic runner at the YMCA wrote me two workouts specific to triathletes and they are 'killer'. Mike T and I bro down hard.
Since I am on the topic, here is the workout schedule I attempt:
Sunday- Long run (2+ hrs) or long bike (4+ hrs)
Monday-Swim (3o-60 min), Weights (1.5hr), Pilates (optional)
Tuesday- Tempo run (20-45 min)
Wednesday- Bike (2 hrs), Weights (1.5hr), Pilates (optional)
Thursday- Maintenance run (30+ min)
Friday- Swim (technique or long), Weights (1.5 hr)
Saturday- Long bike or run (depending on Sunday), weights (optional)