- 401 workouts total
- covers 249 days
- 36,687 minutes total (611.45 hours) total training time
- starts today (2/28/11) and ends 11/3/11, 2 days before IMFL
- The longest week is 18.5 hours
- The shortest week is 8.25 hours (this week)
- It starts with 29 workouts over the first 18 days. Most are 2-a-days, but there are no days off. No rest until day 19.
- Most mondays and fridays are only swimming. The workouts are short, it's supposed to get me used to the schedule without putting real pressure on endurance this week. I have to ease into this early morning stuff, and haven't done 2-a-days in months.
So now I've got one workout down, only 400 to go. The end is in sight! The countdown is on.
This also marks the end of the Monday Morning Naked Weight (MMNW). I didn't get a real weigh in this morning, so I'm going to call the final weight at 178, exactly 30 lbs less than my starting weight (208.8 lbs), and 19.5% body fat is 9 points lower than my starting point (28.5%). I'm sure that I will check my weight and body fat % regularly during Ironman training, and I still think that they both will continue to drop. I am very proud of the way the weight loss program turned out.
My original goal was to get down near 160 lbs and into single digit body fat using the basic adapted plan from the Racing Weight book. I stuck to the plan pretty well, even over the holidays. I watched my weight and body fat drop, and more muscles started to show. The rest will be cleaned up during Ironman training. I'll leave you tonight with some before and after pictures:This is from the Triangle Triathlon that I ran shirtless last July. My waist is wider than my chest and there was jiggly stuff everywhere. Check out the size of my neck and chin(s)!
Same race, check out the rolls of belly fat hanging over those tri shorts! UGH! This was around 205 lbs.
The after pic is me working in the garden with the kids a few weeks ago. You can see a difference in my waist size and neck, just the definition around my jawbone is very different. The sunlight kind of washed out some, but that's ok. It's still a great shot.