Working on the Triathlete …
the past few weeks I posted less to … nothing. Still work has me in its grip. Yet somehow I managed to find a way to make sport/training and work go hand in hand. As a result I have zero time for anything else.
In fact I was hesitant to stop completely like 1-3 weeks ago. Especially after I heard the magic sentence: “Looks as if you gained some weight?” I probably did paired with no to low training. Back home I tried to compensate with a drastic workout, which in return was a massacre – frustrating. As already mentioned in my last post I really started a drastic turnaround. Right now I am back to my diet (more sane but also more strict) and – after talking with Coach Ralf – drastically increased my workout with base endurance units.
Since I have to cope with my flaws:
- sometimes running out of energy and power to go on
- my weight and
- my issues in swimming
Since I realized those, I decided to dedicate more time to my flaws. One major result is a huge step to loosing weight: at least 6 hours running per week and at least 6 hours swimming a week – in addition to Coach Ralf’s training plan. For that I reduced all the time I need for eating/preparing food, housework etc. If I didn’t cut the time elsewhere, I wouldn’t have the time to do that training. So basically it is 12-14 hours work a day, 2-4 hours doing sports and rest sleep and eating (right now only one meal a day). That schedule is pretty tight but works for now.
- Running improves – again. I feel the sheer amount of times I go running to have a grand effect.
- Swimming is still frustrating in regards to distance but… technique and anything else is pretty good (so I am told just yesterday by a pro swimmer). Considering the professional advice I got, 3-4 weeks of endurance training to increase swimming distance should make me easily swim 2+ km. We will see on that but I trust the ones who told me.
- Biking – I do believe I am lucky in riding my bike. Whenever out and “meeting” other people on a road or time trial bike I easily smoke them. Not because I start racing due to them, but by simply going on with my scheduled training. Biking should be my easy part.
Bottom line: I am on “extreme weight-reduction”. It’s the only way out enabling me to achieve my goal.
Let’s see how it goes.