The plan for Tue, Jan 4th, 2011

Ah… *sigh* I actually got 8 hours sleep last night – awesome! Just finished a big bowl of Heritage Flakes (with some added dry rolled oats) topped with a banana and almond milk. Now I am off to the gym to get an hour of resistance training (weight lifting, pulling, swinging) in.

The weather is supposed to be gorgeous this afternoon so I am reversing my workout and doing a cardio session second in the day (studies have show that you burn more calories if you do cardio before weights). Around 1:00pm, after a good post weights snack and a small high protein lunch, I will head out for a 5km Fartlek session.

Can’t wait… why wait!? Here I go!

2008, 2009 vs. 2010 Totals

Me running in the Seattle Marathon 2010

2010 wasn’t the best year for me in a number of ways… sigh… but it was a great year for my training, racing and for expanding my knowledge of Marathon and Triathlon. I received my TnT Coach Certification from an idol of mine, Jack Tupper Daniels, I have nearly completed my coach certification from the AFLCA (group fitness with a portable equipment designation) and I have reached “triathlon coach in training” status from the NCCP. I completed my first Olympic Distance Triathlon and now have my sites set on a Half-Ironman.

I track my workouts at www.workoutlog.com and these are my yearly totals for 2008, 2009 and 2010 (barring me going out for a big ride or run later today).

 

2008

2009

2010

Type

Distance

Distance

Distance

Run (trails, track & treadmill)

1751.0 km

1512.6 km

2100.2 km

Bike (Road & trainer)

472.4 km

1527.9 km

2122 km

Swim (Pool & open-water)

41475.0 m

28775.0 m

65118.4 m

I pretty much kicked my own ass this year. On top of what you see above, I also spent 81:20 doing resistance training and another 20-ish hours doing various other cardio activities (tennis & hockey). I lost approximately 15 lbs, dropped 2 pants sizes and put on a noticeable amount of lean muscle. Not bad for a (nearly) 40-year-old chump with a funky ticker.

2010 Races:
Maui Oceanfront Marathon – Jan 24th
Edmonton Hypothermic Half Marathon – Feb 28th
Vancouver Marathon (on-course coach) – May 2nd
Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon – June 26th
Tour de L’Alberta – July 25th
St.Albert Starrt Triathlon – Aug 8th
Alberta Challenge Olympic Triathlon – Aug 22nd
San Francisco Nike Women’s Marathon (on-course coach) – Oct 17th
New York ING Marathon – Nov 7th

2011 Races (subject to change):
Edmonton Hypothermic Half Marathon – Feb 13th
Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon – May 15th
Ottawa Marathon (on-course coach) – May 29th
San Diego Marathon (on-course coach) – June 5th
Great White North Half-Ironman – July 3rd
Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon – Oct 9th

I have my sights set on qualifying for the Boston Marathon this year. I ran a 3:50:51 in NYC and I need to do better than 3:20:59 to qualify. This may be a lofty goal but I think I can at least get close. I’m going to try anyway.

So, here’s to 2011 being even faster, stronger, healthier, leaner and even more fun than 2010 was. Woohoo!