This also my week 2 of training for my Try-A-Tri. And I am feeling more confident in my training and gaining endurance. Swimming is my biggest challenge. I am nowhere near where the training schedule says I should be. But I know this is ok as swimming wasn't part of my regular workout routine before.
This isn't me just a photo I found on the net
I realized after my last swim on Sunday after only being able to complete 3/4 of one full lap that I might be pushing myself too hard right off the bat, and just never able to fully recover to resume swimming good strong laps. I resolved that when I swam again next that I would really try to pace myself going slower. I have also been looking for tips to make the most of my training. I felt that I was doing too much and I could feel that my body wasn't feeling its strongest. I couldn't however cut back a days worth of workout as I simply didn't have the time to make up for it anywhere else at the time. Anyways through some advice through people on http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ I decided that I needed to cut back on my time that I spent sitting in the sauna and add some more strength training (weights) to go along with all my cardio training to build more muscle (also will help with weight loss - note you can't lose weight by doing only cardio).
So Tuesday was a better day than Monday was. I stuck to my food and made the amendments to my workout, and this is what Tuesday looked like for me.
First off it should be noted that Tuesdays are a LONG day for me.
5am alarm goes off time to get up.
5:05-5:20 make and eat breakfast (early enough so that I am semi digested by the time I get to the gym and am not gonna barff it all out)
I packed 7 English walnut halves to eat in the car if I really needed to. I had 3.5 throughout the whole day.
1:30 back at the office and eating lunch.
3:00 leave Mon-Fri day job to go to my part time evening job 4-8.
4:00 evening snack
1.5cup of My homemade chili. Ground turkey, kidney beans, zucchini, carrots, red, yellow and green peppers, red onions, fresh diced tomatoes, pasta sauce and Old ElPaso chili seasoning mix.
8:00pm go home for the day
8:30-9:30 unpack lunch bag, and gym bag. Make Wednesday's lunch dinner and snacks x2. Repack gym bag with clothes for work for Wednesday. Think about blogging, but Kevin gets home.
9:30-10:15 watch how I met your mother and some Good Eats with Alton Brown.
Total Caloric intake 1695, total calories burned 675.