Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Goin very well....

I am happy to report things are going very well. My new nutrition plan is shaping my life. I am able to have smaller meals more often without any hunger. I realize now that I was hungary all the time. Basically my body crying out for CHO. I dont have near the cravings and my brain feels slow and clear. I have never had that before. I am down 9 pounds (the 5 I gained and 4 pounds less) in the last 3 weeks. I am not any where near as hungary, I am in control of my body. I have not over eaten and I have consumed very little "cheap" carbs. I am performing a lot better too. I had a 14 miler last week (my longest run ever) without any problems. Had there not been a huge hill in there I wouldnt have walked. I averaged under 10 min/mile too. Very slow but consistent. I am enjoying that. Last week:
Monday-ran 3 miles
Thursday-5 miles
Saturday-14 miles

Monday-4 miles
Tuesday-spin + core
Wednesday (today)- 5 miles, with sore legs from spin and new kicks. The new Gel Kayano's in effect.
Thursday-shooting for 4 miler
Rest New years day
Saturday-16 miler....I am looking forward to it.

Happy New Year to all. I hope we race faster and healthier this year. QUOTE:

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”
T.S. Eliot quotes

My first season as a triathlete down. 2010 is going to be a fitter, faster, building block year. I cant wait.


Shannon said...

Happy New Year and kudos for finding the "6 small meals a day." I tell this to my clients all the time. :)

TRI-james said...

I agree with the multi small meals a day. And I'm working on my carb intake also.

I just got the new book "Racing Weight" by Matt Fitzgerald. I'll let you know how it goes.

Could you post a sample "day in the life" food plan. 9 pounds in 3 weeks is fantastic!

Missy said...

Congrats on the goals and loss, that rocks. I may just have to get me that book. Need to lean up for this year a little. Happy New Year.

Chuck said...

When I was diagnosed with diabetes 4 years ago, (besides cutting my sugar & carb intake) the first thing my doctor told me was to eat 6 small meals a day. It really makes it much easier to control my blood sugar levels.

Sounds like your training is going very well. Great job on the weight lost! I am looking forward to seeing you at the LA Marathon.

Happy New Year!

Karl Stutelberg said...

Thanks for all your help getting Andi hooked up with some great Tri gear! She is excited.
I wore my tights this morning (temps in the high 20s) brrrrrrr. I am excited to see how you respond to a good marathon build up. Hope the nutrition plan continues to provide positive results. Your blog is getting better and better. I enjoy reading every post!

Mike Russell said...

Ron, we build every year on the previous efforts we have made. You laid the foundation this season and will continue to see huge improvements in 2010.

For me I made significant improvements in speed in the water and on the bike during year two. I was already a runner, but maintained my speed there with very little effort.

You will have a great 2010...

Trishie said...

happy new year! love that quote ;)

chris mcpeake said...

Congrats on a great year.
good luck in 2010

Stutelberg Family said...

Good luck in 2010! It's going to be a great year!!
Thanks again for the help last weekend. I'm on the hunt for a bike and can't wait to start riding!