Monday, November 16, 2009

1 week removed.....

Refreshing to not pine over what training am I doing today and how do I eat to match my training, and boy I should get some sleep for my training....training...training...training. I got a swim in, a run, and a long softball tournament in. I also stayed up a little late, ate a little unconscious, and got to "participate" with the softball team which they loved. Apparently I have a boring streak, lol. In this last week I was able to evaluate what I want to do next. I want to do the LA marathon. Yes I step up running and continue my progression. I am going to work my "offseason" like a triathlete. I am thinking I will race all the same races as this year and crush all the times. May be I will throw in a few more races too. Perhaps, IM St. George in 2011 may be in order. I still am in pursuit of dropping 20-30 pounds. So my goals are forming. I am going to take it month by month. Between now and the new year I want to get stronger and leaner. Core 2 X week, legs, chest, back, hips, and some stability work all around will be my strength focus. Oh and there is that running thing. 3-4 X week of running. I want to get back into a regimented training schedule. Strength, running, and occasional swim/bike because I miss them already.

In other news, this was news around the Vegas triathlon community a few days after the race. check this out. I raced on a world championship course. Pretty cool. My fellow triathletes, are there any core exercises you prefer? QUOTE:

“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

8 comments:

Missy said...

St. George - that's pretty exciting!!! Yep, off season only means one thing to triathletes, you're so right...and it's usually running.

Coach KBeans said...

It's not an entire workout, just one thing to incorporate with other things. I LOVE in and outs. Strengthens back and core ab muscles.

Yoga is really good. YogaX on the P90X workout series is great!

KAT said...

Thanks for commenting! For core workouts, I love russian twists for the obliques, and though they SUCK, planks are really effective too!

Karl Stutelberg said...

If you want to run a mile, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon. --Emil Zatopek (4x olympic gold medalist).

Running the LA marathon will change your life. It did mine in 2005 (It was my first marathon as well). Have fun with the journey!

Heidi Austin said...

Sounds like a good plan! But make sure you mentally relax and recover over the off season too! We all eventually need a lil break. Silly PT you should know what core exercises to do! Jk....i like lots of planks, bridges with one leg raise, and alternate UE/LE raises :) Can't forget those deep core muscles and of course the back extensors. I think a lot of people focus on core and forget the back!

Karl Stutelberg said...

You're posterior chain propels you forward. Your obliques and glut med keep you in the sagittal plane. All will improve efficiency and economy. Dude you know all this crap!

Chuck said...

Looking forward to seeing you at the LA Marathon. It should be a great course this year!

chris mcpeake said...

There really is nothing like a marathon.. enjoy