Monday, August 17, 2015

Week 1; day 1: It is better to train for the wrong race that to not train for the right one.

A bunch of my iron cronies, feeling old, fat and out of shape, are coming up with a "Fran" plan which is centered around getting now un-athletic slugs to the finish line of Timberman 70.3 in 2016. This plan includes an Oly in June and maybe some other misadventures.

There needs some diet stuff in there too. I'm the furthest from my traditional race weight of all my friends so that is my biggest challenge.

I raced Timberman before. It wasn't pretty. The hills hurt fat guys, especially fat guys named Joe. I finished but there is some opportunity for revenge. Whether the revenge comes from me or on me is still to be determined. The difference is that I'm older, fatter but not wiser.

Yesterday was Timberman 2015 so that makes today is week 1; day 1. I hope the blog will turn into short bursts of activity and chronicles of diet and exercise. Hey, if it doesn't work, try something else.

Disney Half is still on. my body isn't cooperating while I ramp up walking so I may need to bias more training in the pool. Luckily, I've got an endless pool for that so the excuses aren't so easy.

2 comments:

Todd said...

The first day back is the hardest. It goes away so fast and comes back so slow. All except the weight part!

J. FORD said...

I love the title to this post! And I agree with the poster above, Day 1 is the toughest! You can do this!