In summary: training in full swing, injury free, loving life!
This time of the year is my favorite time for training. Plenty of fresh, crisp, sunny days to be had which means pleasant, cool runs and when the wind has died down awesome weather for riding. This month was all about the iron and a focus on strength.
|Weight (kg)||BMI%||Visceral Fat||Body Fat%||Skeletal Muscle%||Month|
As I missed out on time training due to injury in January I spent much of February regaining muscle from the off season and spending a great deal of time in the gym working on functional upper and lower body strength.
|Activity Name||Activity Type||Course||Start||Time||Distance||Elevation Gain|
|Chamonix Day Two||Resort Skiing/Snowboarding||Chamonix||27 Feb 2016||02:57:38||32.29||3,335|
|Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Day One||Resort Skiing/Snowboarding||Chamonix||26 Feb 2016||03:00:34||14.62||1,556|
|Home5 (tempo)||Running||Kings park 5k||22 Feb 2016||26:39:00||4.92||26|
|Cycling||Cycling||--||20 Feb 2016||:26||0.27||5|
|Cranborne 50||Cycling||Cranbourne 50k||20 Feb 2016||02:21:43||53.28||282|
|Home 19k||Running||--||19 Feb 2016||01:59:04||18.85||113|
|Nursling and Rownhams Running||Running||--||17 Feb 2016||49:04:00||7.89||18|
|Home10||Running||Home 10k||15 Feb 2016||01:03:37||10.45||53|
|Upper body - heavy||Strength Training||--||13 Feb 2016||45:00:00||--||--|
|Lower body||Strength Training||--||12 Feb 2016||45:00:00||--||--|
|Home recovery 3||Running||--||12 Feb 2016||19:45||3.63||4|
|The Gym run||Treadmill Running||--||10 Feb 2016||32:57:00||6.2||--|
|Upper body - heavy||Strength Training||--||10 Feb 2016||45:00:00||--||--|
|Lower body - heavy||Strength Training||--||9 Feb 2016||45:00:00||--||--|
|Upper body - heavy||Strength Training||--||8 Feb 2016||45:00:00||--||--|
|Lower body - heavy||Strength Training||--||7 Feb 2016||45:00:00||--||--|
|Upper body - heavy||Strength Training||--||6 Feb 2016||45:00:00||0||--|
|Lower body - heavy||Strength Training||--||5 Feb 2016||45:00:00||0||--|
|Upper body - heavy||Strength Training||--||4 Feb 2016||45:00:00||0||--|
|Lower body - heavy||Strength Training||--||3 Feb 2016||45:00:00||0||--|
|Upper body - heavy||Strength Training||--||2 Feb 2016||45:00:00||0||--|
|Lower body - heavy||Strength Training||--||1 Feb 2016||45:00:00||0||--|
I switched up my nutrition plan, added significant amounts of protein and took supplements to address the stress being put on my body. I really enjoy this type of training! Alternating between the upper and lower on a daily regime delivered near immediate results which were pretty pleasing and reminds you of the good old days. There’s something different about an anaerobic workout to aerobic training (with or without pre-workout supplements) and smashing out reps to near fatigue. The physical signs of progress are a nice bonus.
At the end of the month I reverted to base miles and aerobic training which was a joy to return to after two solid weeks in the gym. I haven’t lost much in terms of capacity and delivered some decent long runs and rides with little after effect.
Twitter handed me a little nugget of info from RawGirl and I started juicing!
— Triathlondaddy (@triathlon_daddy) February 5, 2016
£5 juicer from Gumtree and a whole load of fresh produce from the supermarket as significantly niced up my morning routine!
So that’s it for now…training ramping for the triathlon season which is fast approaching – as is Weymouth half marathon which is on the 20th March 2016. Let’s go, let’s go…