On Tuesdays and Thursdays nights we have our Triathlon classes. I have some time to kill between work and class so I have been going to the ‘Y’ and running.
One day I got the idea that I wanted to know how much weight, if any, I lose during the average day of working out. So, I weighed myself when I first got to the ‘Y’ and then again just before I left and after the work out was complete. The difference was 4 pounds.
That is hard for me to comprehend. I know it was all fluid but to drop that much weight that quickly tells me that I am really putting my body through some vigorous exercises. I remember years ago, when I use to run like 10 miles at that time, it was not uncommon for me to lose at least 6 pounds per run. So knowing this, it becomes really important for me to keep myself hydrated before, during and after each workout.
This has always been hard for me, because I become so focused on my running that I don’t think about hydration until after the event. I am trying to make myself at least sip on water so that I don’t become dehydrated. The next morning after the weigh in I weighed myself again and only put back on a pound. Go figure.
The temperatures have finally started to warm up so that I could get outside and do some workouts. I prefer to do my running and biking outdoors instead of inside. It has been a long winter with spring’s slow arrival. I really had a hard time exercising indoors but I did establish a routine and thought that I was doing pretty well until I actually went outdoors. This became a wakeup call for me. I felt like I was starting over.
So, from now on I will have to doing my running and biking outdoors no matter what the weather brings. I think I need to concentrate more on running and biking and a lot less on core strengthening. We have only 1 month before the triathlon and I have a lot of work to do.
I am beginning to have some concerns that I might not be prepared as well as I want to be for the triathlon…
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