Monday, February 9, 2009

1 down 31 to go

I just finished my first week of workouts under the guidance from my new coach and I feel great. Great mentally but sore physically. My week was fairly easy but saturday was a really grueling day but that was mostly my fault. I was scheduled for a 45 minute swim followed by a weight lifting session which was an hour. That wouldn't have been a big deal but before I started my workout I played football for two and a half hours. By the time I started lifting weights I was exhausted! But it was a good feeling and I was able to complete my workout although I'm still sore. Sunday was an easier day since all I had was a bike workout. After that I took my daughter to the y for some quality one on one time playing together n the pool. She quickly tired me out and I sat in the hot tub while she swam a few laps. She was a little disappointed that I didn't also take her running. That's awesome. Not many 10 year olds get upset that they didn't get in a running workout! She really knows how to tug at my heart strings! I'm going to have to start running with her on a regular basis. She is pretty fast. She has a 7:20 pr for a mile. I wasnt that fast at her age. When she grows up I don't think I will be able to keep up with her!

Today is my rest day and its also the day I get to treat myself. I normally drink lots of pop but I committed to not drink any on workout days when I'm training for the ironman. I made a deal with myself that if I don't miss any workouts during the week then I can drink a pop on my day off. I'm currently nursing an ice cold bottle of mountain dew and I'm a little surprised that I'm not as excited to drink it as I thought I would be. Hmm. Maybe I will end up quitting completely. I guess there are worse things.

I'm excited for this week! I looked over my schedule and I have 7 hours and 15 minutes of workouts planned. Other than the weight sessions it should be pretty easy. I will post my week totals next monday.


Pharmie said...

Sounds like the coach thing is working out really well so far! About the foam roller, it really is the devil, but it's a cheap way to work out the kinks!

Brian said...

Dude - How is the torture device going (the roller)? What brand did you get BTW? I got the Pro Foam Roller. Love it. Like I said, the pain feels so good. I talked about a few posts back.

Be sure and consider The Stick for the IT stuff. Say 'hi' to David.

carly said...

I'm really proud of you for keeping up with your workouts this weekend, even when you were obviously burnt out. When you're feeling like postponing a workout, just think of how awesome you'll be at the Ironman this year! Keep it up!

carly said...

And oh yeah, you're already awesome for being the amazing dad you are!

trimybest said...

Hey brian I don't know the brand of the roller. Its red. Its definitely less painful than when I first used it but its far from plesant! I used to have one of those sticks but I have no idea what happened to it. I've been thinking of getting another one.