Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Triathlon Coaching

Triathlon coaching, who me? Yes me! I was approached by the fitness director at the Leaning Tower YMCA to coach the beginning triathlon training group on Saturday mornings. I currently teach a group cycle class on Wednesday evenings there so I am familiar with the facility and staff. But whoa, me?! I met the group last Saturday and they're a very excited and eager bunch. Most of them have never done a triathlon, some are currently working, and others are just getting off the couch. I wasn't prepared for the workout, other than a spin class routine. Well, we had a blast!

I put together a 12-week training plan for them, based on all the training I've done. WOW! I can't believe I'm their "go-to" gal! I'm very excited for this, and it will bring other opportunities for me down the road. It will also force me to get the workouts done, improve my fitness, and practice what I preach.


I'm no Ironman, but I still tri.

Strong for 23 in 2011 follow up

Well, #strongfor23in2011 didn't start off so well. January 1 came around, as did a sushi dinner and WHAM! Food poisoning hit me like a semi truck. It was very unpleasant. I lost 4 lbs in one night and I couldn't stay out of the bathroom or keep anything down. You're supposed to eat plain yogurt when you have food poisoning to help "bring back the good bacteria." Well, I was sick for so long that the mucus lining in my small intestine that produces lactase (processes dairy) was gone so yogurt kept fueling my illness. Yada yada yada. The challenge didn't start off well, so on January 7 at 12am midnight, I started 2011 all over again. So, I'm now onto 2011.2!

After recovering and finally having enough energy I got back on my bike trainer and began working out regularly, and sticking to 5 days on, 2 days off. Here's Alan's follow up report as well. Not bad!