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New Year Resolution for 2008: Swim faster, Run longer, maybe return to cycling.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

The Road to Napa Valley

Napa Valley will be my first international triathlon. It'll be a sprint race though (800m S, 20k C, 6k R). I'm really looking forward to it. I've been training almost everyday and clocking up big mileage. I know I should be clocking more mileage but it's kinda difficult with work and everything else. Nevertheless finding time to train is in itself a discipline. I'm trying to slot in some 'free' time for training.

I should be putting a training log inside this blog. I've been religiously entering my training inputs into the log provided by Let's see what I've clocked so far:

From April 1 to April 17, here's my mileage:
Bike: 29.52 Miles (47.50 km)
Run: 19.03 Miles (30.62 km)
Swim: 7217.85 Yds (6.6 km)
Strength Training

In the same timeframe last month (March 1 to March 17):
Bike: 74.56 Miles (120.0 km)
Run: 16.60 km
Swim: 6.93 km

Analysis: The higher bike distance in March was due to training and participating in the 40km Duathlon. April's bike training is mainly done on the gym bikes. I personally don't like it for the posture AND you sweat a whole lot more in the gym.
The run has been doubled. In fact, I just did a 12km MacRitchie yesterday. The swim is about the same distance. I've added the fourth component - strength training - into my schedules. After the Navy Biathlon, I figured it would be best to work on speed. Hence I'm working out on my rows to strengthen my back and my pulls. Also working on my thighs and calves. I'm not forgetting the abs for general core strength.

There's definitely more to go. KEEP IT UP!

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