During 2010 we have all spent a lot of hours at the gym getting in better shape and having a lot of fun. This started in January 2010 when ProClub at Willows Road started a new program called Total Body Transformers… Charlotte and I joined the program for six weeks and have been hooked on the great classes at Willows ever since. The girls enjoy a kids class twice a week as well. Thanks to all our great trainers and staff at Willows !
For me I got a bit of awakening when my doctor told me I almost had diabetes in January 2010 and that I had to do something about it and just loosing weight wasn’t helping. In November 2009 I was almost 115 kg and really wasn’t feeling all that good so together with Charlotte we did something about it and when we weighed in on the first day of the TBT program I had managed to loose 15 KG in just 8 weeks. I am now pending between 90 and 93 kg, have run my first races ever with local 5K, 10K and 12K events. I have my 2011 yearly checkup with my doctor in a couple of weeks but I feel great so have hopes for better numbers… think I need to loose a few more kg
My new goal is to do a Olympic Triathlon in the fall of 2011 so I have joined the triathlon program at ProClub with 2 hour classes every Saturday morning at 7.15. I have not yet decided on a race calendar for the year which will include a couple of sprint triathlons, some running races such as the Kirkland half marathon in May and of course an Olympic distance triathlon.
Triathlon races vary in distance but the main race distances are Sprint (750 m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run), Olympic (1.5 km swim, 40 km ride, 10 km run), the Half Ironman (1.9 km swim, 90 km ride, 21.1 km run) and of course the Ironman (3.8 km swim, 180 km ride, and a marathon: 42.2 km run)
I have been reading about training for different races and everywhere it says that you should keep a training diary so I thought why not do it on this blog. The girls gave me a running vest for Christmas so today I took it for a test run so lets start my “diary” with the first run of the new year.
I did a sunny but cold 5.9 km run in 34 min around our North Rose Hill neighborhood with a new GPS application on my phone that provided the pace and distance and I realized that I did start this way too slow with over 6 min on the first kilometer and my fastest km was the last which is also all uphill. I think I have to get a watch that can give me this info as the phone is just too big and cumbersome to use – I need the help to get the best pace as I don’t have the experience to listen to my body.
New working week starts tomorrow with training planned for all days except Friday and Sunday with the first Triathlon program training on Saturday.
Shorter posts coming to help me keep track of my progress.
Distance: 5.9 km (3.67 mi)
Time: 34.1 min
Pace: 5.47 min/km (9.18 min/mi)