Saturday, January 30, 2010

Back to Training..

Hmmm.... Been a while! Im happy to report that I have been back into my training routine and feeling quite good! I am committing myself to workouts on the trainer this year...partly because I am finding that I am becoming wimpy in this cold weather, but MOSTLY because it's something that I have always shyed away from and I have been told time and time again that it helps to make you stronger. I have so many friends (cyclists, Pro Triathletes, Amateur Triathletes) who commit to trainer workouts on a regular basis and swear by it. I must admit that I have always pretty much sucked on the trainer, and for this reason I have avoided it, but I am trying to face my weakness this season and this is my first battle!

For the past 3 weeks I have been doing my trainer workouts religiously (thank you George for helping me with a program to follow) and have found that not only am I getting stronger on the trainer (something that I was skeptical of) but I am starting to really love the challenge of it (was also a skeptic of this)! Plus, its nice to wear shorts and a sleeveless top when it's 19 degrees outside...

Other than that I have been enjoying training with others! I've been running once a week in the hills with age group stud Nancy, swimming with Cathy on the days that we don't swim with our team at CW Post, strength training with triathlete and P90X Guru Jamie, hiking (yes, hiking) with my friend Joanne and trying to fit in a workout with George when it works out. The great thing about training partners (as most of you already know) is that it gets you out of that comfort zone. For example, the past few weeks I've hit the hills much harder than I would have ever run them had I been alone, Ive finished killer swim sets when I would have otherwise swam an easy "recovery swim", I lift more thoroughly than I would solo and I hike about 2 hrs more than I would attempt alone (that is, I wouldn't hike alone)!

So 2010 is starting off great and I am looking forward to a fresh start!

1 comment:

Jacqui said...

Glad to hear things are going well with you and you are surviving the cold...brrr....it's been a rough one! Figure's the year we don't go to Florida to train!