11.08.2011

Offing the Offseason

Golden Oreos.  Beer.  Red Wine.  Queso.  Chips.  Pizza.

Let's just say all of the above have been in my diet - a lot - here lately.  And my waistline is totally starting to reap the "rewards" of the gluttony.  I need to off the off-season ASAP.  I haven't decided on a training plan yet for next year's 70.3, but I need to pick one and get on it ASAP.  At least a month or two of pre-training to get back to where I was a couple of months ago.

What plan did you use for your first 70.3?  And please pass the cheese dip.

4 comments:

Matthew Smith said...

My waistline is really feeling the off season too. Should we get back out there and kick some butt? I'm sending you an email with some links/plans that I used this year for training. Hopefully they'll help ya.

Ms Mae said...

OMG - I had this same thought this morning :)

I just found a workout buddy and am hoping that keeps me more accountable as for a 70+k....um you are on your own hun.

Ms. Duffy said...

Sing it, sistah.

I haven't done a 70.3 but I've been looking at training plans because I think I might try one at the end of next season. I found this, from Matt Fitzgerald, which I liked because it was really straightforward:

http://competitor.com/2010/09/sports/triathlon/super-simple-ironman-70-3-triathlon-training-plan_6442

There's also a free one that looks promising on Beginner Triathlete - it's one of those plans that are laid out in a series of PDFs for each week.

Finally, I tried to make my own plan using Joe Friel's Triathlete's Bible, but it was too complicated! I was fine with the big picture, planning your weeks / months and periods out from the race, but once it got down to putting individual workouts on paper and deciding how long they should be I was kind of lost. However, Your Best Triathlon also has pre-made plans, if you want to be all hardcore and badass about it. Good luck!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love Golden Oreos!!!

My whole goal this off season is to lose inches and train consistantly